‘Glasgow West Housing Association: an unofficial story’

As part of documentary films production, this documentary was made based on its director’s personal experience as a tenant and a Management Committee member of Glasgow West Housing Association.

Glasgow West Housing Association’s history can be dated back to 1978 when Hillhead Housing Association was established by Hillhead Baptist Church and Wellington Church, Glasgow. It started as a small housing association, but it gradually developed through mergers and the transfer of housing stocks from Glasgow Housing Association to become a medium-size housing association with about 1,500 housing units. The values and views that have shaped GWHA have been traced through listening to people who have made GWHA as it is now.

Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by: Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda
41 minutes
In English
©Japan Desk Scotland 2015

Its shorter version, ‘GWHA: a short version‘ (17 mins) was made in 2016.


It has been shown:

(1) on Wednesday 15 June 2016 in the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Intangible legacies‘ event jointly organised by University of Glasgow Chaplaincy and Japan Desk Scotland. It was also part of the West End Festival; and

(2) on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17.