The scale of child poverty was laid out
chiefs. Emergency services feared the estimated 100,000-strong march would have a detrimental impact on the city centre.
Golfers were up in arms in June when it was revealed Glasgow Life, the council’s cultural and sporting arm, was launching a consultation on the future of the city’s public courses.
At the end of the month, all political groups agreed the council should explore taking the city’s buses back into public ownership.
With First Group announcing its UK operations were going up for sale, Labour councillor Matt Kerr said: “Deregulation has failed. We need to look at a new model to deliver this and put it safely in public hands.”
I also visited the Egyptian Halls, regarded by many as Alexander “Greek” Thomson’s finest work. The decaying gem needs extensive repairs and owner Derek Souter said he wants to put years of stalled deals behind him to save the building.
Repairs will cost tens of millions of pounds but Mr Souter believes the Union Street property is the ideal location for a new hotel.
As summer continued, Labour councillor Martin McElroy called for a review of the role of the Lord Provost after a string of incidents including accepting a Rolls Royce, refusing to fly the Rainbow flag and scrapping an annual Burns supper.
SNP councillor Eva Bolander later stepped down from the role after an expenses row following a Freedom of Information request.
She would repay a quarter of the £8000 she claimed for clothes, shoes and make-overs to perform her civic duties.
There was also another visit to the public processions committee when Police Scotland called for a republican flute band, under investigation for potentially breaching the Terrorism Act, to be banned from two marches in Glasgow.
The force feared the band’s presence could put public order at risk as officers said tensions around marches continued to