Our History

The history of Temple/Shafton Youth Project from its foundation in 1987 with excerpts on highlights from each year through to this year, and the change of name to The Hut.

History of The Hut
First Base of TSYP
First Base of TSYP

    Community Education Employment Outreach Workers in to target young people from the Temple/Shafton area to assess the need for a youth project.· 
An urban aid applicant was submitted to the Scottish office.
Community Education continued to employ the session workers to encourage their Evolvement in the project.
Janet Muir became the first project leader 

Charlie Matheson
  • The Project was passed by the Scottish Office In May. 
  • Unfortunately, the outreach workers finished their Contract in June and direct work with young people stopped.
  • In September a Management Committee started and Charlie  Matheson
    became the Chairperson.

  • In February they were using the Community Council flat as a base.
  • In November the Hut building was finally finished and opened in December and managed by Eric Steel and the staff finally met the requests of the young people they had contacted i.e. The Project opened a drop-in facility
  • Opened during the day to cover 16-25 yrs and let the young people take more control over the Project.
  • As a result, young people gained more confidence and started to make responsible demands of the Project.
  • The main Activities at the time was Pool Table, Table Tennis,  Music, television and Café Provision. 
the hut history van and camp
Van and Tent

Julie Fox Became the new Project Leader.
Staff and young people started community lunches.
The young people started working towards their European exchange In September.
Charity Status was Obtained

  • Driving lessons started for Unemployed Young people.
  •   This was the first youth exchange that took place, to Germany with a group of young people from Wunsiedel.
  • Outreach work started from the Hut to target young people who did not attend or had contact with the services we had on offer.

  • They built the extension on to the building this was used for a meeting room and a Crèche. They also added an office room as well. The Young Women were encouraged by the provision of the room they learned a lot of computer skills and how to have responsibilities. 
  • Some people did a parachute jump as one of the fundraising events.
  •   Some young people started planning a trip to Spain.

In July/August the group who had been working toward participating in a youth exchange finally reached their goal of taking part in an exchange to Alessandria, Italia.


Very much a back to planning year for the project after the very successful youth exchange. Membership continues to grow beyond what was expected.  

  • The project’s Funding stopped at the end of January From Urban Aid.
  • In April the Hut was funded from   Glasgow City Council’s Grant to Voluntary Organisations the project’s aim was to sub sustain long term funding, but due to the reorganisation of the local Government, our funding was cut by 50%.
  • The Management Committee has applied three times for the grant from the National Lottery Fund but has not been successful.

The Membership yet again grew over the year.
Young people took part in a wide range of Outdoor Educational activities but typically wanted mor


Driving lessons had continued to be a great success. 72 young people had taken the batch of ten lessons and 32 have passed their tests. 


Completion of Interior Design of the Hut. 
In April the women when to Dunoon.

In October there was a Residential trip for the unemployed


Development of a Special Needs Group for 14—21 years.
Groups included UB40, girls Group & Boys Group, After School club, computer classes & Parents & Toddlers
Andrew Smith fundraising for Special Olympics to take part in powerlifting.


Joint work started with Anniesland College began to provide I.T skills for young people to learn and benefit from this learning opportunity also enhance employment and training.

  • The age range had changed to 10-25yrs
  • An Adult numeric course started and ran for a year.
  • Angela Molloy started as a Youth Development Worker for the    Project.
  • The project also got the chance of doing ten driving lessons for £5 a lesson supported by Abbey National. 
  • Dedicated I.T worker started to introduce packages such as Adult Literacy.
  • PROJECT MEETS ROYALTY! Craig Donachie got the chance of taking part in Raleigh International, during his time away he helped build water supplies into remote villages and he also got the chance of meeting the princess.  
  • Adele Havlen became chairperson.

The project was successful with it’s an application to the care commission for the Playscheme, Teenscheme, crèche and the playgroup.
We secured funding from Lloyds T.S.B foundation to run a primary group aimed at the young people in primary 4 to 7


The street work project was funded by BBC Children in Need to make contact with the young people not accessing the Project.
Julie Fox left the project in the summer after 13 years of service.
Eunice Imrie became the chairperson.


Paul Smith started as the new Project Leader.
Christine Carlton (tetraplegic) got the chance of going on the tall ships with Shirley as her career.


Angela and Michelle both Started Duke of Edinburgh Award they started off with 6 young people.
Glasgow Clean Campaign for the voluntary sector was launched from the project. Jacqueline Wilson became Chairperson (the youn


In August 27 young people got a chance of going to Paris with when they came back the young people decide that they would like to got away again but this time further away.

·  Duke of Edinburgh Award numbers grew by 75% in it’s second year.

·  Unfortunately we got set on fire on the 4th November but thanks to young people and community  members, Unbelievably we were open within 2 weeks

·  Project Had its first Community Gapper, through The Rank Foundation


Yet another trip to Paris but this time with 8 people.
Young people also took part yet again in the West End Festival As Lady Birds.
We were successful in getting a grant from Youth Link for a Brand new minibus.
We had a Christmas dinner for the young people who attend with over 40.
D O E is now well over 20 young people on Bronze and Silver levels.
It was full steam ahead in fundraising for the trip to Australia.


We created a partnership with Hervey Bay PCYC creating the Boomerang Project.  They came to Glasgow as our guest and the rest is history as they say.
A  group of 10 young people who had worked tirelessly  fundraising get the chance of going to Australia for 16 days
We secured the lease for a former resident’s hall across from the Hut.

We were successful in getting tickets to attend Scotland Football games.

on the top of Sydney Bridge
On the top of Sydney Bridge

Another group of young decided they wanted to go to Oz so back to all-out fundraising.
Duke of Edinburgh is now well and truly running, numbers of young people approaching the project to do the Award has blown everyone away.  Thanks to the efforts of Angela and Kevin, Thursday
, The Hut is the place to be.


We did it, another group of 10 young people went to Australia.  This trip was different from 2009 as we did not have a partnership with PCYC.  We did it all on our own. 









Wow not one but two tall ships sailing experiences for the older members as part of the Tall Ships Youth Trust sail round Britain.