Lead Partner: Scottish Enterprise
Other Partners: Communities Scotland;
Linthouse Housing Association
Project Team: Ingrid Campbell;
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Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Linthouse
Linthouse in Greater Govan has suffered decline following the
decrease in shipbuilding and heavy engineering along the Clyde. The
Linthouse Housing Association has set up Linthouse Urban Village
(LUV) to encourage a fresh sense of community and foster local
LUV believes the long term sustainability of the area depends
upon the involvement of local people. The project is focusing on a
series of creative schemes to help improve the quality of life
within the community.
Recent initiatives include the creative shopfronts project in
which local people, artists and shopkeepers have redesigned 14 shop
fronts to help transform the look of the area. Residents are very
supportive of the initiative - a survey found that 94.6% of
locals believed that the look of their area will be
transformed in a positive way as a result of the project.
The creative shopfronts is just one of a number of initiatives
that is currently being undertaken by the LUV Project. Other
initiatives include the LUV Christmas market, LUV café and
Work began on the project in July 2005 and all 14 shops have
been completed and are open for business.
Completed April 2006
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.