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 – 24 November 2020
    Our next Community Council meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 24th November via Zoom. Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren) Apologies Presentation by Ian Elder (GCC) on the latest developments in the District Regeneration Framework now that the baseline phase is almost completed. Minutes of the last meeting, approval and action points. Please review […]

Latest News

  • NHSGCC – COVID Community Assessment Centres open and ready to provide vital care
    19 November 2020 – As the number of patients with COVID-19 in NHSGGC hospitals is now in excess of 700, medics at NHSGGC have issued an urgent message to remind members of the public with COVID symptoms to utilise NHS 24, NHS Inform and our COVID Assessment Centres in the first instance instead of Emergency […]
  • UK Threat Level Raised to Severe
    3 November 2020 – Today, the threat level from terrorism has changed from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE as a precautionary measure in response to the events in France and Austria. This threat level moving to SEVERE means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK, but I want to stress that the […]
  • Bonfire Night 2020
    2 November 2020 – In preparation for the 5th November 2020, Glasgow City Council has been working in partnership with Scottish Fire and Rescue Services and Police Scotland to establish an operational plan. Organised public fireworks displays will not go ahead this year due to the current pandemic and this may lead to an increased risk […]
  • 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 […]
  • Investigation Work on M8 Baird Street Commences 2nd November
    Investigation and survey work on M8 Junction 15 Baird St Bridge will commence overnight from 10pm to 6am, each night, between Monday 2nd November until Tuesday 1st December 2020. The road will re-open as normal out with these times. This essential phase of investigation and survey work will ensure the continued safe operation of the structure and inform […]

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 […]

Community Council News

  • MCTCC Meeting – 24 November 2020
    Our next Community Council meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 24th November via Zoom. Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren) Apologies Presentation by Ian Elder (GCC) on the latest developments in the District Regeneration Framework now that the baseline phase is almost completed. Minutes of the last meeting, approval and action points. Please review the draft minutes before the […]
  • MCTCC Meeting Minutes – 29 September 2020
  • Community Council Meeting – Tuesday 27th October at 7pm
    The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please send us a message to receive the registration link. Agenda 1. Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren)2. Apologies3. Minutes of the last meeting, approval and action points4. Matters arising not on the agenda5. Report from the Treasurer (Gerald)6. Report on those issues forwarded to the police (Tam)7. Merchant City Park update (Peter and […]