You may have heard tha we are carrying out research with the University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School. The project aims to understand the possibility and challenges of building a successful community food hub in Dalmarnock, building on the work we already do with food on the site. This will mean lots of community activities over the year that hopefully you and your family will be able to take part in, from community meals to film workshops and food growing. Our research team will be around on site, so please do come and say hello.
We are using interviews and participant observation to explore how people think and feel about community food. We may also solicit photos and written notes from participants to provide a wide range of perspectives. We are also creating short films to demonstrate the progress of the project and highlight the value of Baltic Street Adventure Playground. We would like to include local children who use the playground within our films to help bring the film to life and showcase the success of the playground.
There is no obligation to take part in this research study, but if you do, all information published from the study will have names removed so no one will be identifiable from anything written about the project. This research will be published in the form of conference papers, journal articles and a report to the Scottish Government, who are funding the project. Any publications can be made available to participants and community members on request.
If you want to talk about the research or have any questions, please speak to our researcher, Helen Traill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the staff down at Baltic Street. There is an information sheet you can read below. We welcome all comments and questions - there's no such thing as a silly question!