Govanhill has a long history of being a destination for displaced peoples – Irish, Jewish, Scottish Highlanders, Italian, even English and, more recently, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Eastern European. A big mix of cultures and languages.
The Govanhill People’s History project is a useful resource to find out more – and there’s an audio tour you can use as you walk around the area. (Or maybe you’re a long-time resident and would like to share your story?)
New To The Area?
Main shopping streets are Victoria Road, Allison Street, Cathcart Road.
Schools: Annette Street, Holy Cross Primary, Hollybrook Primary, Holyrood Secondary …nurseries?
Community Meeting Places: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, Samaritan House, Dixon House, Larkfield Centre
Parks: Queens Park, Govanhill Park
(Something missing here? Please tell us as we’d love to improve this resource.)
Many organisations in the area, covering environment, music, sport, faith, arts…
South Seeds – wonderful gardening/environment projects plus
Govanhill Baths – historical baths (closed), a community hub, arts venue and active project to reopen this public swimming pool. Get in touch if you’re interested in arts/craft, wellness or just meeting people.
Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) – dedicated to improving the area, also run an information centre in Allison Street
The Well / Community Renewal
Sistema / Big Noise
(What have we missed? Tell us about your project)
Govanhill Go (facebook page) – also on twitter – discussion forum for “positive things happening in the Govanhill area past, present and future.”