‘Our Rights, Our Communities’ was a partnership project between Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Unity Sisters and Milk Café.

This project was delivered at a time where New Scots are suffering severe institutional racism, discourses on refugee rights are moving further to the right, and government policy continues to strip refugees of their human rights. Our project was a peer-led project piloted for the first time with New Scots women. The aim of the project was to provide a unique model of community-based New Scots Women-led advocacy, as well as peer support services.

By exploring, acknowledging and developing an understanding of intersectional oppression, we have created collective and accessible resources to tackle these issues from a grassroots perspective. Our innovative approach empowers New Scots women-led grassroots groups to address the gap in service provision currently available to them; while also providing the tools and practices required to deliver change and support their organisations in the long-term.

The project aimed to:

  • To further equality and human rights of New Scots Women, following the principles of redistribution of power
  • To increase knowledge and skills for organisational development and capacity
  • To promote alliance building between organisations working with New Scots Women
  • To create an understanding of inequalities and human rights issues pertinent and specific to New Scots
  • To develop tools and skills to influence and fulfil their rights

Click to view the report

Click to find out more about the project and useful resources

Our new book “Little Donegal – The Irish in the Gorbals and Govanhill” by Colm Bryce is available now to buy in our online shop. This book traces the influence of Irish migrants to the southside of Glasgow, especially from the North West of Ireland, and how their lives affected the area they settled in. Irish people have been part of the history of Scotland since the Dál Riada tribe (the original ‘Scoti’) settled the West coast from 400AD onwards. They were there as places like Glasgow began to grow in the 17th and 18th centuries. And they were a part of all the stages of development of cities like Glasgow and the towns and villages surrounding it, including Govanhill.

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The latest edition of What’s On is available, your guide to all the events run by Govanhill Baths through winter 2022/23.

We are very excited to launch our new book Little Donegal, which traces the history of Irish people in the Gorbals and in Govanhill. It outlines the different periods of migration, their backdrop in Ireland, and aims to challenge some of the myths that still exist about the Irish in Scotland, many of which are repeated about more recent immigrants.

Staying with the historical theme, running from January to March, we have new arts workshops focused on the history of Govanhill that will include walks and museum visits.

Our Health and Wellbeing programme continues with its range of free activities to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Finally, we are looking for new members to join the Govanhill Baths Community Trust board as we move towards reopening our beloved building. Applications close at the end of January 2023.

Click to view or download What’s On guide now (PDF) 

(PLEASE NOTE: Some events are listed as taking place at 21 Nithsdale Road. This should actually be 21 Nithsdale Street. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.)

Come join for a special Valentine’s group lunch and hear live readings and performances, as well as multi-language sound pieces. Tues 14 Feb 2023, 13:00 – 15:30

Dreamlands: The Audio Cinema was a sharing of immersive sound pieces and audio stories (listen opposite) exploring the potential of dream states.

Free to young people (10-21yrs) who are interested in the history and artefacts of the Govanhill area, art as a way to share personal stories and cultural experiences. Activities will include printmaking, creative writing, walking and photography. Every Thursday from 19 Jan-23 Mar, 5-7pm

BOOKING COMPLETED (SORRY!). Free Writing Workshops for Women
Weekly Wed, 25 Jan & 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb
Time: 6-7.30pm