The Couper Institute and Library are important community facilities in the southside of Glasgow. Built in 1887, the Institute has served as an important venue for community groups and organisations for generations.
The attached library was build in 1924 and is an important community resource we cannot lose.
The Couper was under threat in the 1990s and the community came together to fight the closure - we need that same solidarity again.
The Couper is noticeably missing from any reopening plans and this is extremely worrying. The community calls upon Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to ensure both the Institute and Library are reopened as soon as COVID regulations allow. The Couper must not be forgotten!