Expert articles

Our series of expert articles explores developments along the Clyde Waterfront and issues which affect regeneration.


  • Shipbuilding on the Clyde

    Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

    Ian McMahon, Head of Aerospace, Defence & Marine for Scottish Enterprise looks at the how traditional Clyde shipbuilding skills and reputation for engineering excellence remain a vital cornerstone of the 21st century UK defence industry. 5 August 2010

  • Custom House Quay

    Commercial property in Glasgow

    Steve Inch, Executive Director of Development & Regeneration Services (DRS) for Glasgow City Council looks to the future of commercial property in the city. 1 May 2010

  • New homes in Govan

    Linking opportunity and need

    Alan McGregor, Andrea Glass and Alex McTier of the Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) at the University of Glasgow explore LOAN, the process of maximising community benefits from physical regeneration. 9 March 2010

  • Aerial view of Govan

    Regenerating Govan - a co-ordinated approach

    Susan Hanlin of Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency talks about plans to refurbish central Govan by building new homes, improving Govan Cross and refurbishing local buildings. The article explores the Central Govan Action Plan, a ten year programme to make Central Govan attractive, vibrant and prosperous, a place where people wish to live, work, visit and invest. 12 February 2010

  • Artists impression of the Southern General Campus, courtesy of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    New South Glasgow Hospital Campus

    Mark McAllister, Community Engagement Manager for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde discusses the potential contribution that the Southern General development can play in regenerating the Clyde Waterfront and in particular, the Greater Govan area. 25 January 2010

  • Yachts in the Canting Basin at Pacific Quay

    Clyde Waterfront - the first 5 years

    David Eiser, Senior Consultant at Gen Consulting, explores the economic growth which has characterised the first five years of the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration Initiative. 15 October 2009

  • School children with their bridge-building lesson outcome

    River of learning

    Moreen Smith, Education Director of Illuminat-Ed, looks at how educational resources are connecting local young people with regeneration, and through them raising awareness with families and the local community. 8 October 2009

  • Aerial view of the Clyde waterfront looking west

    Clyde Waterfront maintains momentum

    Liz Connolly, West Region Director of Operations at Scottish Enterprise and a member of the Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership Board, considers the positive outlook for the next few years of Clyde Waterfront regeneration. 6 October 2009

  • Drysdale Street in Scotstoun

    Residential Property Trends

    Iain Wardrop, Associate in Ryden’s Consulting Group, examines the UK and Scottish trends in the residential market and draws some conclusions for the Clyde Waterfront area. 16 September 2009