The Vision Continues again, a big thank you to all that post on our site, even though my reply’s a rare. Now you can check out our latest You Tube update. We are on the cusp of expanding into the charity we desire to be (info to be forth coming). Serving the Glasgow area, as well as […]

New Horizon

Hi everyone, let me start by apologising for my lack of response to your encouraging emails. The fact of the matter is that it is not only my Achilles heel but also a pain in the back side when it comes to understanding how computers work. I genuinely struggle and depend on self perseverance to […]

Time For A full Report

This last year has had its about turns here and there. Last month due to the serious circumstances we find ourselves in, we had to close down our whole operation. Our exterior fencing of the factory has been manufactured and ready to fit when we found out that our blacksmith (IRONCRAFT) company had also closed. […]

Community Service and Homeless Coming Together with Volunteers

It is with a touch of pride that I can report that Open Gates had a Christmas dinner for the homeless. “All good and well” I hear the voice of  goodwill calling in the background with compassion. But the story is a wee bit different when I tell you I was approached by Brogan (she […]

With a little help from our friends

In June 67 the Beatles released the song “With A Little Help From My Friends.” Last week I was overseeing our CPO men finish off the wall and fence we had been working on for the past few months and found myself humming the above tune. This project has been fully backed by The Triangle […]

It never rains but it pours!

Dear Board/Partners Thought I would just keep you up to speed regarding a couple of events that has happened this past week at the factory. The Flood Our new roof sprung a leak (7th June) big style, but the problem that caused the flooding was not the roofer’s workmanship; it was the 4 blocked guttering […]

OpenGates Video

Open Gates Glasgow Restoration of Furniture, Buildings and most importantly Restoration of People. Charity set up to help prevent prisoners re-offending, supported by the Deutsche Bank

New cafe opening

New cafe at Open Gates Work is picking up pace on the new café at Open Gates since planning was approved in summer 2015.  The plans to turn the Glasgow warehouse owned by Open Gates into a thriving community hub are now coming to fruition. A team of volunteers and inmates on their one year […]


It’s hard to avoid the obvious metaphor in the project led by Pat Clark, who helps a team of people to restore unwanted furniture. The notable thing is that they comprise serious criminal offenders, some of whom are serving time for murder. Now 66, Pat can identify with them, having spent the first half of his life in and out of prison. […]