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Founded 1972           Scottish Charity No SCO12262

The Southside Association was founded in 1972 when local people campaigned to halt the demolition of tenements and other buildings in the area. Nowadays, the Association is a non-political amenity group, with an interest in social, welfare, environmental, educational, planning, licensing and recreational matters as they affect the Southside area.

The Southside Association meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 6:45pm in the South Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street. We often have guest speakers on subjects of local interest, as well as a police officer and one of the local councillors being in attendance to answer questions and take up issues on behalf of members.

New members are always very welcome. Membership costs just 10 for a year (running from the AGM in May to the following April).

Chair/Secretary : Colin Christison     Vice Chair : Jo Scott     Treasurer : Hilary McDowell

Current issues


The area has been drenched with flyposting during the festival. We are campaigning on this issue, taking a deputation to the Transport and Environment Committee of the City Council on Thursday 4th October. Read more and see our pictures.

Bernard Terrace Crossing

Thanks to everyone who voted for this project, it came top of the list with 954 points. The next project had 763 points so the Bernard Terrace crossing was first by a big margin. We look forward to the project being implemented. Read more on the Southside Community Council website.

More Murals for Southside

The Southside Association has now painted murals in Gibb's EntryPend and Haddon's Court Pend. The pictures below should give you an idea of what we have done: Read more...