Green Initiative

Make Glasgow glitter

Visit West End Glasgow – Byres Road & Lanes BID is committed to making Glasgow cleaner and greener.  John Turner, Chair of the BID, said: “the West End is the jewel in Glasgow’s crown, with its wide range of shops, eateries, quirky lanes and the wonderful Kelvingrove Park and Botanic Gardens. So we want to encourage everyone, whether a local resident, business owner or employee, or just a visitor, to really take pride in keeping the area looking beautiful.” He concluded: “We have been through enough over the last year or so. Let’s all be tidy Weegies and make Glasgow really glitter!”

Below are tangible tips and resources to improve the environment – we are all in this together. 

Cleanup Glasgow

Get involved with Cleanup Glasgow by joining a litter pick, organising a litter pick,, volunteer and sign their petition. To take part in the monthly street clean, all households (that are able) spend up to 30 minutes at 10am on the last Saturday of the month cleaning their patch. Win a £30 Visit West End card by participating in the Glasgow Summer Clean Sat 19 June. Tag @visitwestend in photos or email to enter. Read their aims and resources on their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  



Green Tourism Award

Byres Road & Lanes Bid has achieved a bronze level award resulting from our Green Check in 2019. We are proud of this achievement and strive to continue to improve our status while encouraging other businesses to improve their sustainability. Our local hotel Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor has achieved a silver level award! Green Tourism works to promote a greener, cleaner environment, for people, places and our planet. The Green Tourism award is relevant for all the businesses, not limited to, but including cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, tourism accommodation, pubs, inns and offices. Take the free 10 minute Green Check quiz now and get instant results: 

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Scotland is Stunning 

Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful, is running a second phase of the award-winning Scotland is Stunning – Let’s Keep it that Way litter prevention campaign. Full details about the campaign can be found on their website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter





People Make Glasgow Greener

Together, we can help to make Glasgow a greener city and build better lives and a better future for everyone. People Make Glasgow. And People Make Glasgow Greener. Glasgow means ‘Dear Green Place’ and the city lives up to its name with over 90 parks and gardens. The city’s commitment to sustainability received global recognition recently when it was declared a Global Green City. Glasgow is also ranked fourth in the world for sustainability as a conference destination. Find out what they are doing, what you can do and other resources. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube


Keep Scotland Beautiful

Keep Scotland Beautiful will be coordinating a Summer Clean from May 28th – June 20th as part of their Clean Up Scotland campaign. They are also working with Keep Britain Tidy and Keep Wales Tidy to support the Great British Spring Clean.  They want to encourage as many people to take action in their community to help us #CleanUpScotland.  Individual actions can make a big difference on a local, national and global scale. Click here to find out how you can help tackle litter, reduce waste, combat climate change and inspire community action to protect the places we love. Find out how they can help your organisation with Green Key accreditation, climate emergency training, and National Award for Environmental Excellence®. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube


Climate Fringe Week 

During Climate Fringe Week 18-26 September we want to celebrate and support all the ways you can engage in climate activism; be that as part of an organisation, with your friends, family or wider community. With COP26 coming to Glasgow, this is a key time to bring about climate action and the Scottish voice should be louder than ever. Find out how to get involved on their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram




MyGlasgow is a mobile phone app that enables you to report issues to Glasgow City Council. You can attach photos, video or any other contextual information to your report and pin point the exact location via integration with Google Maps. Once submitted your report is routed to Glasgow City Council for processing and allocation to the relevant Service Delivery Team. You can submit reports for issues such as; missed bin collection, broken parking meter, illegal fly posting, a broken street light, graffiti, pot holes, illegal dumping of waste and dog fouling. You can also report environmental issues and additional resources on their website.


Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers

Glasgow City Council’s Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer Programme encourages individuals to improve their local environment, making it cleaner and safer for everyone in their community. Volunteers receive support from the Neighbourhood Improvement and Enforcement Service (NIES), who supply tools, liaise with other services and participate in clean-ups. To sign up to be a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer complete the pdf icon join up form [427kb] and email your completed form.



First Bus discounts

Businesses throughout the Byres Road and Lanes Business Improvement District offer discounts to First Bus ticket holders. This helps the environment and helps customers save money too! 


Charging stations in Glasgow

There are many charging stations in Glasgow for electric cars and vehicles. Visit Charge Map and Zap Map for more information.