The GalGael Trust
GalGael are a working community who stand for compassion, health and justice. We work together on demanding common tasks that demonstrate ways of living with more humanity in our times.
GalGael were formally constituted in 1997, and is born from the Pollok Free State. For two years, the PFS stood against the M77 extension tearing through Pollok Park, a historic woodland belonging to the people of Glasgow. An Urban / Rural vision sits at the heart of GalGael’s work, and we seek to reconnect people with their land and waterways. We believe that centuries of enclosure and individualistic approaches to land ownership have caused the alienation that allows the brutalisation of the planet today.
As a charitable company limited by guarantee, we own the freehold on our building, which is used exclusively for charitable purposes for the benefit of our community.
We are working towards a land buyout of two adjoining premises / pieces of land. One at 17 Fairley Street, which is an abandoned building, and another disused piece of land on Ibrox Terrace.