A selection of snippets from recent articles about Clyde Waterfront, as reported in the press, with links where available.
The Herald 3 November 2011
THE transformation of Scotland's urban waterfronts has led to
more than £4 billion of investment, with almost the same amount
again predicted to be generated in the next five to 10 years.
A major international conference in Glasgow heard that in the last
decade projects along the Clyde, Tay and Forth rivers have seen
significant private and public sector investment.
Clyde waterfront development is said to have been Scotland's most
successful, raising £3.5bn in investments for a 13-mile
The Evening Times 3 November 2011
In less than a decade the regeneration of the city's waterfront
has triggered billions of pounds of investment and created
thousands of jobs.
Breathing new life into the banks of the river has so far
triggered £2bn of investment with another £1.5bn committed, and
generated more 20,000 new jobs, 9000 new homes and 250 projects by
the public and private sectors.
By 2028, it's predicted that regeneration work has the potential
to 50,000 jobs, 24,000 new homes and millions of metres of office,
industrial, retail and leisure space.
Read the full article in The Evening Times
Evening Times 14 September 2010
Waterbus Service extended on the Clyde
A waterbus service on the River Clyde in Glasgow has been so
successful it has been extended for a further five weeks. Hamish
Munro, Clyde Cruises managing director, said "The success of the
service this summer proves there is a demand from people to travel
on the river and we very much hope this is the starto f bigger
things to come in future years."
The Riverlink service is supported by Clyde Waterfront and
Glasgow City Council
The Drum 2 June 2010
A new website has launched for Clyde Waterfront, the public
sector partnership supporting the River Clyde's revitalisation as a
world class waterfront location.
The new site includes a project timeline for the unfolding
progress of the Clyde Waterfront regeneration, a live Twitter feed
to inform audiences of latest developments in real time and
enhanced information on over 250 individual regeneration projects.
It also offers a fully searchable database where visitors can view
more detail on the projects and also locate them on an interactive
Evening Times 25th May 2010
Passengers will be able to travel from the Broomielaw to
Braehead when the River Clyde is used to link the centre of the
city with the Renfrewshire shopping destination, via Pacific
Clyde Cruises plans to run the service five days a week using the
33-seater ferry MV Fencer. The River Link service will offer return
fares ranging from £2 to £6. A one-way trip will take 30
If the service is a success then a bigger boat is likely to be
brought to the Clyde, says managing director Hamish Munro.
He said: "A successful experience of operating this summer could
lead to the introduction of a large clipper-style catamaran on the
route in subsequent years."
Evening Times and Glasgwegian 3 March
Pupils at a Glasgow school are on the crest of a wave after
winning a competition to promote educational boat trips on the
The two youngsters from Holyrood Secondary were over the moon at
winning Clyde Waterfront's "classrooms on the Clyde" competition,
in which they had to create advertising material and a
The top team of Leanne Andrew and Amy McAleer, both 12, won
tickets for a boat trip on the Clyde later this year.
The winners took part in the competition with more than 400 other
first-year pupils at the South Side school.
Groups of pupils in each of the 14 classes came up with ideas and
the 14 'finalist groups' presented their schemes to a panel of
experts, who chose the overall winning entry.
Leanne said: "We all really loved doing it. It was a lot of fun, a
lot of hard work as well, but everyone did a great job, and I am
just so excited that we won.
"We were totally shocked and stunned."
Times Educational Supplement Scotland 2 October
The classroom on the Clyde trips have been relaunched, following
a successful season.
Marrianne Brady, principal teacher of social studies, Holyrood
High School said, "There is no doubt that this educational resource
does a great job in raising awareness of the past, present and
future of this vital artery of Glasgow and Scotland."
Financial Times 2 September 2009
Clyde Waterfront will benefit from more than £2bn of committed
public and private investment over the next three years, at a time
when other regeneration schemes across Europe have been stalled by
the recession. That is the upbeat conclusion of an economic
analysis of the Clyde project, which has been running for five
years and has already created 17,000 jobs and nearly 6,000
Liz Connolly, of Scottish Enterprise, the government-funded
development body, said: "Compared to most other parts of the UK, we
are fortunate to have a large number of publicly funded
infrastructure projects along the river that will not only help us
maintain momentum in the short term but also create the most
attractive environment to attract further private investment in the
These public projects include a £445m extension of the M74; a
£125m National Arena; a £74m Riverside Museum; and an £842m
expansion of the Southern General Hospital.
The Herald 20 July 2009
The Clyde Waterfront is to have more than £2bn of largely public
money pumped into it over the next three years, according to a
study of the development, which will help protect the area from the
A study by consultancy GEN for the Clyde Waterfront, the
strategic partnership co-ordinating the regeneration of both banks
of the river along a 13-mile stretch from Glasgow Green to
Dumbarton, estimates that since 2003 more than 17,000 jobs have
been created thanks to £1.46bn of investment of which £1.1bn, some
75%, is from the private sector.
The news comes as Scottish Enterprise said it is inviting
developers and marina operators to put forward expressions of
interest in developing the five-hectare site of water and land at
Glasgow's Canting Basin on the Clyde.
The Herald 24 March 2009
The Renfrewshire sites in the guide highlight how we have sought
to link old and new, from the heritage artwork in Clyde View Park,
to the restoration of the historic Bascule Bridge and the riverside
walkway which links Braehead with the Renfrew Ferry.
"These elements have reintroduced a forgotten Clyde to residents
and allow visitors to enjoy new developments while being reminded
of the importance of the river and its past."
Derek Mackay, leader of Renfrewshire Council
Evening Times, 23 March 2009
""Successful regeneration involves linking the past and the
future and whether you are a first-time visitor to the area or a
local with the Clyde on your doorstep, there is something in this
guide for everyone.
"Alongside the spectacular new developments that are taking
place along the Clyde, this guide reminds us of how fascinating and
significant the history of the river really is."
Steven Purcell, chair of Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership
and leader of Glasgow City Council.
STV, 16 March 2009
"I do think its shape is appealing and quite impressive if you
are looking directly on to it. The hope is that this will make the
waterfront area a much more thriving and vibrant place."
Mark Barton, Marketing Manager, Clyde Waterfront
Evening Times, 2 September 2008
"The request by the Japanese delegation to see and learn from
the regeneration of the Clyde underlines the international
reputation of our project.
"It also shows what has already been achieved since its
inception just a few years ago in terms of attracting new
developers, high profile businesses and residents to the waterfront
area." Mark Barton, Marketing Manager, Clyde Waterfront
Glasgow Herald 17th June 2008
"I really want to be a civil engineer now, after doing this
project." Rei Gashi, 12, St Stephen's Primary, Sighthill
Evening Times 17th June 2008
"The kind of innovative teaching that will be the way ahead for
education in this country." Moreen Smith, educationalist involved
in developing the new resources
"I wanted the kids to understand how the Clyde had shaped
Glasgow from a cultural and social perspective." Clare Harker,
Kings' Park Secondary
Times Educational Supplement 4th July 2008
A river runs through it
"We were learning about the bridges on the Clyde and building
our own in class. A team of engineers came out to our school. Then
we visited their offices. There were hardly any women. But from
what I've seen, women can do the job just as well as men. I fancy
being a civil engineer." Emma Campbell, P7, St Stephens