Chairman’s Report….Dalaradia Field Trip….Day 1

# A    Workshop and presentation given by our host, Anne Dundas at  Reidvale Housing Association . A community- led social economy project which first saved and then refurbished this part of Duke Street . Commencing in 1975 by refurbing a single one room apartment, the project has grown today to a 2.6 million pound turnover with responsibility for over 1100 homes , both rented and sold to the local community at affordable prices. This remarkable story was the subject of the BBC 2 documentary  ” The Secrets Of Our Streets ”  and is a truly inspirational example , serving as a lesson of what working class communities , in this case a majority of women volunteers , can achieve through bloody-minded hard work and integrity .
Dr Adamson OBE as Patron of our group presented copies of his book Dalaradia and  our just published Old Testament in Plain Scots , this is the first time ever that the Old Testament has been translated into a standardised form of the Scottish Language and grammar!
 Reidvale Housing Association is at 13 Whitevale Street , Glasgow ,  01415542406
Quote ” enjoyed meeting you all today and was blown away with Bibles and Ian’s book . Hope your organisation continues to grow strong , if we can help in anyway please let us know .”
Irene @ Reidvale Housing
# B   Workshop at Redmond’s Bistro ,
         Presentation by Mr Miskimmin , owner of ths newly opened bar-restaurant , in a somewhat run down part of the city , other business’s are now  following suit and regeneration of this community is under way . The only licensed trade business in Glasgow paying all staff a Living Wage as opposed to the minimum wage with a profit sharing scheme as well , this business has featured heavily in the local media because of this trading module  . Connor has also appeared on local Scottish Television cookery programmes showing his healthy range of meals , in partular his unique range of  delicious steamed buns with fillings !  After the presentation we enjoyed a great evening meal with our Question and Answer session .
Redmond’s is at 304 Duke Street , Glasgow  ,
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