Mary Barbour



Our Housing Heritage: How Glasgow tenants 'fought the huns at home' during World War One

In the latest article in the ongoing Our Housing Heritage series, Scottish Housing News discusses the Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915.

Published 3 September 2020

Holyrood committee drops rent controls bill

A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.

Published 1 July 2020

‘Mary Barbour Bill’ lodged by Scottish Labour

A Bill to limit private sector rent rises and to increase the availability of information available to tenants has been lodged by Scottish Labour’s housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill.

Published 24 April 2020

Pauline McNeill launches ‘Mary Barbour Bill’

A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.

Published 7 February 2020

Scottish Labour brings forward private rent reform bill

A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour.

Published 15 May 2019

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