Pinkston Residents Lose Fight

Hundreds of tenants are set to be forced from their homes after Glasgow City Council opted to demolish their houses against residents will.

The people of Pinkston, Sighthill, in the north of Glasgow lost the fight to keep their homes as of the 31st of October 2008, when the conclusion to a meeting at the city chambers was to “comprehensively regenerate” the area.

The conclusions drawn from the meeting were published to the council’s website which stated that they would attend to “the rehousing issues in relation to the demolition of multi storey properties in Sighthill.”

This will come as a blow to locals, who formed the pressure group “Sighthill – Save Our Homes” in 2005 when the estate was first shortlisted for demolition without the consent of locals.

The estate, which is made up of ten 20 storey tower blocks is split equally into two areas: Pinkston and Fountainwell.

SSOH found at the time that 80% of residents in Pinkston opposed demolition while 72% of Fountainwell residents were against their homes being razed. Demolition in Fountainwell began in July but residents in Pinkston were still hopeful of keeping their flats.

The pressure group were unavailable for comment.