Love Great Western Road BID – Updates

25th June 2019

Once upon a time – the LGWR story so far

The LGWR project  started as far back as 2015, but there were a couple of false starts before the process began again in earnest in the summer of 2019 when BID specialist Eddie Linton-Smith and communications consultant Mairi Damer were contracted to support LGWR and get the BID ball rolling. The original draft BID boundary for GWR stretched from Byres […]
4th June 2019

LGWR Open Information Meeting – Wed June 18

The proposal to develop a Business Improvement District (BID) along the west end of Great Western Road is now picking up pace. Consultation with businesses trading on GWR from the top of Byres Rd right along to St. George’s Cross is now complete. We’ve heard all sorts of fantastic ideas about how trading conditions (and the area itself) could be improved. There’s a lot of […]
23rd April 2019

A group of visionaries

Love Great Western Road’s steering group met in mid-April to further discuss their vision and objectives for the possible establishment of a BID (Business Improvement District) for Great Western Road. Everyone is keen to develop the potential of the area as a must-visit part of the city, and immediate priorities are to work collectively to improve the attractiveness of the road, […]
21st March 2019

New steering group swings into action

They came, and they signed on the dotted line to join Love Great Western Road BID’s new steering group. Yes, a bunch of brilliant small business people stepped up to the plate in March 2019 to help progress the LGWR BID project. Fraser Ritchie from Farrow & Ball was nominated to act as Chair with support from Karen Harvey of Hoos […]