The Red Road Flats were built in the 1960s. They were intended to be a fast and cost-effective solution to overcrowding in Glasgow's slums. However, with the regeneration of the area now underway, the area's six tower blocks and two 'slab' blocks will be demolished between 2011 and 2015. Thousands of residents are being re-housed. Some are being housed locally, others to more distant parts of the city.
There will be a range of historical and arts-based programmes for the residents of Red Road Flats and the surrounding neighbourhoods. These programmes will educate as well as commemorate and mark the end of an era of the Red Road Flats.
The Legacy Project
The Legacy Project is one strand of the Red Road Flats Cultural Project. It is delivered by Glasgow Life in partnership with: