About Us

History

Knightswood Community Centre originally opened in 1950 when it operated from what is now the GHA offices on Dykebar Avenue.

The present Community Centre building, built in 1968-1969, covers an estimated 1,100sq m over two floors, with approximately 865sq m available for lease or hire.

The main accommodation and facilities include; a commercial kitchen and café area; a main hall with stage and dressing rooms; a lesser hall and other rooms for lease/ hire; several support rooms/offices and onsite parking.

Knightswood Community Centre 2015 – Local Communities Taking Control Video

The Centre was managed and operated by Glasgow Life until October 2015 when it was transferred to community management by Glasgow City Council.

It is now operated by Knightswood Community SCIO (Charity Number SC044148) whose purposes are:

1. To advance citizenship and community development among the Knightswood Community; and

2. To provide social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities that will improve the conditions of life for people in the Knightswood community, particularly through the operation of Knightswood Community Centre.

Full Membership of Knightswood Community SCIO is open to any individual aged 16 or over who supports the broad purposes of Knightswood Community SCIO (and who has paid their annual membership fee).

Our Team

Gary Gentles Centre Manager

Gary Gentles

Centre Manager
Brian Montgomery Facilities Team

Brian Montgomery

Facilities Team
Sandy Reid Facilities Team

Sandy Reid

Facilities Team
John Cowan Facilities Team

John Cowan

Facilities Team
Bozena Gronowska Clerical and Financial Assistant

Bozena Gronowska

Clerical and Financial Assistant
Gordon Giles (Development Officer)

Gordon Giles

Development Officer

Trustees

Renzo Mazzolini KCSCIO Portraits 2018 Allen Lindsay Chairperson

Allen Lindsay

Renzo Mazzolini KCSCIO Portraits 2018 Carol Steele Vice Chair

Carol Steele

Renzo Mazzolini KCSCIO Portraits 2018 Val Gray Treasurer

Val Gray

Renzo Mazzolini KCSCIO Portraits 2018 Pat McInnes Charity Trustee

Pat McInnes

Renzo Mazzolini KCSCIO Portraits 2018 Anne Lindsay2 Charity Trustee

Anne Lindsay

Mark Biggins Charity Trustee

Mark Biggins

Liz Cameron Charity Trustee

Liz Cameron

Knightswood Community SCIO

Knightswood Community SCIO (KCSCIO) was formed in 2013 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the aim of managing and operating Knightswood Community Centre.

KCSCIO’s charitable objects are to advance citizenship and community development among the Knightswood community and provide social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities that will improve the conditions of life for people in the Knightswood community, particularly through the operation of Knightswood Community Centre.

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KCSCIO’s main aim is to manage and operate Knightswood Community Centre (KCC) for and behalf of the people of Knightswood with the objective to strengthen Knightswood’s sense of community through the provision and programming of affordable and accessible social, cultural, recreational, educational, health and fitness services and facilities. The goal is for Knightswood Community Centre to be clearly identified and truly recognised as the centre of the community in Knightswood.

Full membership of KCSCIO is open to any individual aged 16 or over who supports the broad purposes of the organisation (and has paid their annual membership fee of £3). All full members are invited to KCSCIO’s members’ meetings including the AGM where they can exercise full voting rights. KCSCIO is governed by a board consisting of up to 12 charity trustees elected by full members of the organisation attending the AGM.

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