The project was originally set up to address the lack of good quality and safe play areas for children and young people in the East End of Glasgow. However, in response to local need and the desire of local parents to improve this, Playbusters has developed significantly since it established in April 2002 and is a registered charity (SC 036982). 

Playbusters is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors

The staff team consist of -

  • Project Manager
  • Core Activities Development Officer (currently on maternity leave)
  • Sessional Staff (7)
  • Volunteers (10)



Playbusters projects we provide are:

  • Youth Activities: We provide a wide range of activities for age groups 5-7, 8-12 and 12 plus in Beattock Street, Whiterose Hall, Bridgeton Community Learning Centre (BCLC), YMCA Tollcross and offer support to Family Meal and Homework Club and a recent Film Making Project.


  • Volunteering Programme: We provide excelllent opportunities for volunteers to become involved in a variety of ways which increases confidence, self-esteem, skills and experience of individuals and greatly benefits the whole community.


  • Go Play: We work with local schools and deliver 'free play' sessions throughout the East End.This encourages young people to play creatively and freely. Young people have been involved in building dens, climbing trees and playing games.

Find out more about what we do on our YouTube channel: