SWAP MARKET Govanhill to open soon

We have now successfully raised funds to open a new SWAP MARKET and exchange space in Govanhill this summer!


more info here

Thanks to Climate Challenge Fund, Awards for All and Co-operative Glasgow

More news on it’s way to you soon!


Swaps And Shares

Read about our plans to open a Swap Market in Govanhill



and a review of the past twelve months at

Mapping A Women’s Economy

This week eighteen women came together at Govanhill Baths to map out a women’s economy

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Our focus was on charting activity “below the water level” – all the unseen, unpaid labour, sharing, caring and love hours that go in to make our communities vibrant and sustainable.

In talking about the specific roles women play in this economy we discussed:

women in the arts,

domestic labour,

the caring for families that is essential in building our society,

sharing of knowledge and advice (in person and online),

community gardening,


communal cooking and food sharing,

use of domestic space as work space,

how we can actively care for and help women in other parts of the world,

emotional labour in the home,

emotional labour in the workplace


Photography by Angela Catlin

Timebank Tombola

The Timebank Tombola has been popping up around Govanhill

Pledges are made for community actions, favours and gifts then exchanged at random by spinning the tombola






New pledges this week include: rhubarb crumble, Romanian lessons, a cup of tea and a chat, music lessons, home-made jam, a manicure….

Find us next month at Bike Station Govanhill to make a pledge and see what you win in exchange

The Economy As An Iceberg takes to the streets


Continuing to use the iceberg metaphor as a means of discussing and recording Govanhill’s diverse economy we took to Alison Street yesterday afternoon


below the water level activity includes:

volunteering in community shop, looking after my elderly neighbour, sharing meals, music sharing, looking after each others’ children, pet sharing and the support-in-kind economy of the arts

The Economy As An Iceberg at Yadgar Kebab House

Continuing the monthly discussion groups, this time we met at Yadgar Kebab House.


Based on JK Gibson-Graham‘s metaphor of the economy as an iceberg, the group aims to take this conversation onto the streets to invite the wider community to take part in redrawing our local economy and expand our notion of currency.

For monthly updates and next month’s venue follow @govanhillbank