Correspondence from various organisations concerning Take Root, other self-build projects, membership, building sites and available land and meeting arrangements. Also included is correspondence between Sue John, co-founder of Take Root, and the editor of the Evening Times concerning an article about Take Root, with John claiming the article is ‘badly written, but also factually wrong’.
Newspaper cuttings of Take Root features and articles. This includes cuttings from The Times, Evening Times, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Herald, Daily Record, The Glaswegian, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Herald, The Scotsman, The Guardian, and Scotland on Sunday.
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.