Our Story

How It All Began

Milnbank was originally registered in 1975 as ‘Glasgow Fair Housing Association’ with the change to Milnbank taking place in 1977.

The first share certificate was issued in December 1977 and to date the Association has issued over 3,300 shares.  

The first Management Committee consisted of four local residents with the first meeting being held in June 1977.

Our History

The Association’s Chairman and Director were presented to Prince Charles and Princess Diana in recognition of the new build development at Cathedral Square. 
Accreditation for the Todd Street New Build Development.


Local Roebank Street resident, Elaine McDougall, is elected as a Glasgow City Councillor.


The Association is awarded a Diploma in Excellence from the Scottish Civil Trust for the Cathedral Square Development. The Association attains Investors in People accreditation for the first time


The Association is awarded the Secure by Design.


The Association passes its first annual inspection from the Care Inspectorate and receives an excellent report. 


The Association is awarded the Chartered Institute of Housing ‘Outstanding Achievement for Housing in Scotland Award for our contribution to working with young people in care.


Milnbank was presented with the Factotum Trophy. This is an award that is presented to the Housing Association who has the most general housing knowledge each year.


Our Rent Charges



If you were a Milnbank tenant in 1985 your average monthly rent would be £67.



This would have increased to approximately £80 in 1990 



Around £140 in 2000



£218 in 2012

Social Activities... More Than Providing Quality Housing

Following the first ever social event, a children’s Christmas party in 1983, the Association has always prided itself in the range of wider action activities that are delivered by and for the community. The first Social Club meeting was held in 1986 and it continues to this day. 

A range of social activities are held in our community hall (which is available to hire for functions) and these include a range of clubs, community dances etc: plus daily social events are held in our hall in Culloden Street.  

Since the first Gala Day in 1998, the Association continues to hold an annual Gala Day for the community. 

On The Move

The first office was based in a ‘single end’ flat at 130 Roebank Street followed by a move to a ‘room and kitchen’ at 46 Ballindalloch Drive. As the Association grew, two flats at 16 Ballindalloch Drive were merged, then moved to a converted shop unit at 102 Roebank Street and finally to our current office at 53 Ballindalloch Drive.