Mary Barbour



Consultation to be launched on ‘Mary Barbour Law’ on private renting

Scottish Labour’s proposed plans to introduce a ‘Mary Barbour Law’ to protect people renting in the private sector will be put out for public consultation within weeks.

Published 26 March 2018

Call for nominations for Mary Barbour Award 2018

Parkhead Housing Association has launched the call for nominations for the 2018 Mary Barbour Award.

Published 12 March 2018

Labour would boost council housebuilding and enforce ‘fair rents’ – Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has pledged to bring forward legislation at Holyrood to further reform the private rented sector and build more new council homes.

Published 12 March 2018

Commemorative Mary Barbour statue unveiled on International Women’s Day

A statue of political activist Mary Barbour has been unveiled in Govan today to mark International Women’s Day.

Published 8 March 2018

Mary Barbour statue set for International Women’s Day unveiling

A statue of political activist Mary Barbour is to be unveiled in Govan next month to mark International Women’s Day.

Published 13 February 2018

Spirit of housing pioneer Mary Barbour lives on in Glasgow North

Four of Glasgow’s female housing leaders gathered to celebrate the spirit of one of the city’s pioneering women civic figures and to commit to closer working to build more houses.

Published 8 November 2017

Maryhill vice chair’s Mary Barbour Award success

Maryhill Housing vice chair Lorain Mackinnon has been honoured in this year’s Mary Barbour Award event.

Published 30 August 2017

Queens Cross vice chair Sadie Gordon wins 2nd annual Mary Barbour Award

An award which aims to recognise female campaigners in the city of Glasgow has been awarded to Sadie Gordon, vice chair of Queens Cross Housing Association.

Published 28 August 2017

Mary Barbour statue to be unveiled in November

A lasting memorial to political activist Mary Barbour will be unveiled in Govan on November 17 after a campaign group reached its fundraising target for the statue.

Published 28 August 2017

Mary Barbour Award nominations open to celebrate Glasgow’s local heroes

Glasgow’s women play a vital role at the heart of their local communities, demonstrating a commitment to helping others and creating positive change. There is no better example than that of the remarkable Mary Barbour.

Published 4 May 2017

Thenue board member takes runner-up spot in Mary Barbour Award

Veteran community campaigner and long-standing member of Thenue’s board of management Charlotte Levy has been named runner-up in the final of the Mary Barbour Award.

Published 5 September 2016

Veteran campaigner wins inaugural Mary Barbour Award

A housing activist who founded the Castlemilk East Housing Co-operative in 1984 has been crowned Glasgow’s first recipient of the Mary Barbour Award.

Published 29 August 2016

Mary Barbour Award launched by Parkhead Housing Association

Parkhead Housing Association is requesting nominations for an inaugural award which recognises the contribution women who follow in the footsteps of community campaigner Mary Barbour.

Published 18 April 2016

Linthouse Housing Association to host Mary Barbour maquettes

Campaigners behind plans to create a lasting memorial to political activist Mary Barbour have put models of their proposed statue on public display.

Published 18 January 2016

Blog: Remembering Mary Barbour and the Glasgow Rent Strikes

The 17th November saw the 100th anniversary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes.  In this blog, Shelter Scotland’s Housing Adviser, Jenny Love, tells us about the woman behind it – housing campaigner, Mary Barbour.

Published 23 November 2015