It was wonderful to welcome Scottish Greens co-leader and MSP for Glasgow, Patrick Harvie, to The Briggait in Glasgow on Monday.

We were able to take Mr Harvie on a tour of the exciting Briggait Clydeside Market Halls project, which will bring the entire Briggait site back into public use for the first time in 50 years, and we highlighted the crucial importance that artists play in supporting Scotland’s wellbeing and economy.

Wasps CEO Audrey Carlin also took the opportunity to discuss Wasps’ new “Scotland’s Culture Matters” manifesto, which focuses on the strain that the cultural sector is under, and proposes solutions that will help lift the pressure on artists and organisations across Scotland amidst rising costs and stagnant funding.

The Briggait Clydeside Market Halls is a £4.2M project on Glasgow’s River Clyde which will transform two market halls dating from 1889 and 1904 into an exciting riverside destination for food, drink, markets, and events, bringing this Category A listed building back to life to help support Scotland’s creative community.

Funding for the project has come from Glasgow City Council, The Scottish Government, the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, The Architectural Heritage Fund, and Scottish Enterprise.

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