£1 million to improve backcourts

GOVANHILL residents can look forward to better backyards after the Scottish government announced further funding for improvements.

Govanhill housing association has welcomed the move which will see an extra £1 million pounds over two years released to its Govanhill Backcourts Improvement and Employability Initiative.

The initiative has already received £1.3 million to spend over the next year for the upgrading of backcourts if four tenement blocks iin the south-west of the area while creating training for 60 local people.