The Strathbungo Society was formed in 1971, primarily to promote the conservation and regeneration of the area, at a time when it was under threat from development, including a new motorway. You can read a 1984 pamphlet from the society (PDF, 6Mb) that details some history of the society and the conservation area.
The Society was re-energised in 1994 and developed and broadened its aims to include community events and outward-looking incomers – young families, professionals, media and art, activists.
The society is run by a committee of volunteers, who meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. The venue is usually The Bungo Bar & Kitchen at 17 Nithsdale Road. The calendar lists upcoming meetings. The committee hears from sub-groups on communications, events, the environment, Queens Park, etc. Importantly, the Strathbungo Society is not a community council and is not affiliated to any other public or private sector organisation.
The society runs a year-round calendar of events and publishes a quarterly newsletter. The society is supported by membership subscriptions, events, newsletter advertising, occasional grants and the odd coins from a grateful community.
Want to help? Get in touch through our contact form, or turn up at one of our meetings, where you will be warmly welcomed.