Cartblanche is a voluntary group promoting the regeneration of the White Cart Water neighbourhoods

along its most highly urbanised stretch of riverbanks, between Pollok House in Pollok Country Park and Holmwood House by the Linn Park, Cathcart. It was constituted in 1999:


  • to connect and interact with other community groups and individuals to promote and revitalise the River Cart, a major artery in the
  • evolution of the south side of Glasgow, to the mutual benefit of local communities and its indigenous natural heritage
  • to provide access to information on the built heritage, social history and biodiversity of the riverside area
  • to work in partnership with relevant agencies to further these objectives with guided walks,
  • events and other education-related activities

Cartblanche supports development that improves and enhances the amenity of this natural artery - an important wildlife corridor for many plants and animals, including otters, foxes, kingfishers and Atlantic salmon - and specifically encourages the creation of a riverbank ‘linear park’, providing facilities that favour walkers and cyclists.

Cartblanche meetings are held monthly and are open to all who wish to participate. Activities include guided walks led by specialists in the natural and built and industrial heritage, illustrated talks and exhibitions and events involving local residents and schools.

Cartblanche is supported by

the national lottery Awards for All Scottish Natural Heritage Glasgow City Council the National Trust for Scotland

Cartblanche participates on the City Council’s Glasgow Outdoor Access Forum, with the Land Services Cycling Unit, and the Pollokshaws Regeneration Forum.