Welcome to Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) – your Community Council, at the heart of Glasgow, and a warm welcome to our new 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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Latest News

  • Police Scotland – Message to Communities
    27 June 2020 – Message from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson  Firstly, I want to say that our thoughts are with the family and friends of those caught up in the dreadful incident at the Park Inn Hotel, West George Street, Glasgow. Police responded to a report of an incident at the Park Inn Hotel, […]
  • Merchant City Festival Presents SURGE online
    On Saturday 4 July Merchant City Festival will be bringing the magic of Merchant City Festival to you in your own home – with a free online programme in partnership with arts producers and festival regulars Surge.  To join the festival, visit the Surge website on the day for a live link Merchant City Festival presents Surge online will broadcast […]
  • Buses to Hospitals – updated 21 June
    An updated list of buses to hospitals is available for download below. This has been prepared by SPT, and is provided by MCTCC on an as-is basis; we are not responsible for the accuracy of the content. As ever, the best place for the most current information on public transport is www.travelinescotland.com.   We would encourage prospective […]
  • Spaces for People – George Square Changes
    From Friday 26th June, there will be changes to George Square for a minimum period of 10 weeks, as part of the Spaces for People project. The following work will take place on Friday 26th and Monday 29th June: The east and west sides of George Square will close to traffic, except cycles. Hanover Street […]
  • City Centre Living Strategy Approved by Glasgow City Council
    18 June – Glasgow City Council has approved the Glasgow City Centre Living Strategy (CCLS). Duncan MacLaren, chair of MCTCC commented: “The Merchant City and Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) is in favour of increasing the population of the city centre, not with transient students but with permanent residents. That is how we create community and […]

Latest Planning News

  • City Centre Living Strategy Approved by Glasgow City Council
    18 June – Glasgow City Council has approved the Glasgow City Centre Living Strategy (CCLS). Duncan MacLaren, chair of MCTCC commented: “The Merchant City and Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) is in favour of increasing the population of the city centre, not with transient students but with permanent residents. That is how we create community and […]
  • Your City Centre 2020 – Help shape the future of (Y)our City Centre Districts
    Your City Centre 2020 is an ambitious regeneration action plans for four Districts in Glasgow city centre are being prepared for Cowcaddens, Townhead, the Learning Quarter and Merchant City. Have your say and share your ideas here to help the recovery and renewal of these Districts. Have your say about the future of the Merchant […]
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): planning procedures – Chief Planner letter May 2020
    29 May 2020 – a letter issued by the Minister and Chief Planner which provides updates on recent actions to keep the planning system moving, some outstanding issues and some next steps towards planning working to support recovery. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19—planning-procedures—chief-planner-letter-may-2020/

Community Council News

  • Community Council Meeting – 30 June 2020 – Agenda
    Merchant City & Trongate Community Council will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday 30th June at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact us to receive the meeting link. Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren) Apologies Minutes of the last meeting, checking on action points and approval Matters arising not on the agenda Report from the Treasurer, (Gerald) Presentation by Ian Elder (GCC) […]
  • Community Council Meeting – 30th June 2020
    The next community council meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th June at 7p, via Zoom. Full details will be published about 1 week beforehand.
  • Community Council Meeting 26 May 2020 @ 7pm – Agenda
    All residents of the Merchant City & Trongate area are invited to join us for our May Community Council meeting on Tuesday 26th May at 7pm. The meeting will be held online (on your computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone. Please contact us to request the registration link. Please review our guide to Zoom meetings before joining. Agenda Welcome by Chair […]
  • Agenda – Community Council Meeting 26 May 2020 @ 7pm
    All residents of the Merchant City & Trongate area are invited to attend the Community Council meeting on Tuesday 26th May at 7pm. The meeting is being held online. To request registration details, please contact us. Agenda Welcome by Chair Apologies Minutes of the last meeting (5 minutes) and approval Matters arising not on the agenda Report from the Treasurer […]