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Welcome to Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) – your Community Council, at the heart of Glasgow, and a warm welcome to our website, whether this is your first visit or you’re a regular visitor. We hope you find something of interest – as well as the latest news affecting our community, we have links to COVID-19 resources, a local services directory and a gallery showcasing the Merchant City & Trongate areas of Glasgow.

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Next Meeting

  • MCTCC Meeting – 26 January 2021
    Everyone who lives in the Merchant City & Trongate area is warmly invited to join us for our Community Council Meeting on 26 January 2021. The meeting is held via Zoom – send us an email to receive the registration link. Agenda All timings are approximate and are subject to change – please feel free […]

Latest News

  • NHS Scotland – Get the Right Care in the Right Place
    The way we access urgent care has changed. To protect us and the NHS, it’s important you know how to get the right care, in the right place. If we all use NHS services wisely, we can keep well this winter and get the care we need quickly, safely and as close to home as […]
  • Last Chance to comment – Student Accommodation
    Last chance to submit your views on Glasgow City Council’s consultation on purpose-built student accommodation – comments close this Friday, 22 January Please submit your views to help ensure higher standards for future development & a more positive impact on our community https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx
  • (Y)our Merchant City – Online Workshops
    Everyone who lives, works, learns or visits the Merchant City is invited to join a free online workshop with Austin-Smith:Lord to help improve Merchant City in the future! Wed 13 Jan 2x sessions • 2-4pm http://ow.ly/ZI6g50D50eL • 6-8pm http://ow.ly/oNIU50D50eN
  • Glasgow Helps – Emergency Services available over the festive period 2020
    Glasgow Helps have produced the attached list of emergency services available over the 2020 festive period, covering: Food banks and food parcels Food pantries Hot Meals Christmas Day Helplines The list has been compiled by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector – please contact them with any additions or amendments
  • Road closures for filming week commencing 7 December 2020
    There will be various temporary road closures in and around the Area from Monday 7 December to 18 December. This is to allow filming to take place. Full details of the restrictions are on the Council website https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/19741/Event-Road-Restrictions?fbclid=IwAR0ZwZPAedMpGflnGbqYD4dts7yXW-6A5J6rvAhtY2WitqaxMle-p5kJUqA

Latest Planning News

  • Candleriggs Planning Application – 20/02377/MSC | Erection of mixed use development
    An application has been submitted for the next phase of the Candleriggs redevelopment – 20/02377/MSC | Erection of mixed use development, comprising hotels (Class 7 and sui generis), including ancillary leisure, gym, event, business space and offices, residential flats (sui generis), retail (Class 1), offices (Class 2), restaurants (Class 3), public houses (sui generis) and composite restaurants/public […]
  • How Good are Glasgow’s Places? Feed into the new City Development Plan
    22 October 2020 – Glasgow City Council is preparing a new City Development Plan and they want to hear your views on what it should say. They are working with their partners, The Future Fox to host an online engagement called Placebuilder. It is designed to help them understand the experiences and ideas of Glasgow’s […]
  • Consultation on Licensing of Short Term Lets
    The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the licensing of short term lets: https://www.gov.scot/news/regulation-of-short-term-lets/ The Scottish Government’s proposals include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours. The regulations, if passed by Parliament, would come into force by April 2021. These would also […]

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