The collection contains records relating to Take Root, the self-build group which existed from 1993 to the early 2000s. It contains meeting, finance and administration papers, correspondence, construction plans, press cuttings, publications and photographic and audio-visual materials. Because Take Root worked with several other organisations in Glasgow and Scotland, the collection contains meeting papers of Molendinar Park Housing Association and press cuttings and publications of various self-build projects including the Walter Seagal Self-Build Trust, Community Self-Build Scotland, and Centre for Alternative Technology.
Series contains meeting, construction and finance papers, correspondence and administration records. It also contains Molendinar Park Housing Association’s meeting papers as well as correspondence with Scottish Homes, Community Self-Build Scotland and other organisations.
Funding applications and correspondence of Take Root. This includes funding applications and correspondence from Glasgow 1999, Shell Better Britain Campaign, Scottish Housing Association Charitable Trust, Scottish Community Projects and Scottish Homes.
Subseries of correspondence to and from Take Root. The series consist of correspondence to and from Take Root as well as Scottish Homes, Community Self-Build Scotland and other organisations. The correspondence concerns informing organisations about Take Root, self-building, invitations to events, organising training, workshops and meetings and various queries.