Gathering Ground CIC is  a Local Food-Led Community Space & Café based along the Forth & Clyde Canal in Hamiltonhill, Glasgow.

We use food as a platform to impact the community, build connections & inspire people to engage with good food.

Our community café is open:

Wednesday – Friday 9AM-3PM

Saturday & Sunday 9AM-4PM

We serve barista coffee, homemade food & tasty bakes. We are dog-friendly & have a selection of eco-friendly products, gifts & plants.

About Gathering Ground

Our aim is to create gathering spaces that use food as a platform to impact the community, build connections and encourage creative learning.

We believe that genuine social bonds between people are what create meaningful communities. Gathering Ground is a space that nurtures & strengthens those bonds.

Food is our connector to the local & wider community. Our space hosts engaging & informative food focused events that celebrate diversity & collaboration.

In all we do we support organic growing methods & promote environmentally sustainable & ethical practises.

Let’s Get Together!


We offer a mix of programs and events, ranging from supper clubs, storytelling and music nights, to poetry, and a variety of talks, courses and creative workshops. Majority of our events have a food focus.


If you’d like to engage more in community activities then you can get involved as a volunteer! We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to volunteer & make a difference in the local community.


With such a diverse community there is much food for thought. We love sharing stories, viewpoints and ideas.  Read our blog for articles, recipes & the latest updates.

Gathering Ground

Old Basin House

Hire Our Space

Old Basin House is a unique open-plan space that can be booked for small scale one-off events, regular classes, workshops & meetings. 

With an attached kitchen and homely feel our space is also great for hosting supper clubs, pop-up kitchens & other events that require basic cooking facilities.

Old Basin House

Old Basin House is a C-Listed Building that was originally built in 1790s. The building has had many uses in the past but was left derelict following a fire in 1997. Historically the site was the terminus of the Forth & Clyde Canal. It is believed that engineer Hugh Baird once resided here.

With the support of Regeneration Capital Grant Funding & Historic Scotland funding was raised to restore the building to its original glory.

Contact Us

Old Basin House
5 Applecross Street
Glasgow | G4 9SP

Open: Wed-Fri 9-3PM | Sat-Sun 9-4PM