£1 million to improve backcourts

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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.