Lead Partner: Clyde Waterfront
Other Partners: Glasgow City Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, Renfrewshire Council and Clydeport.
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
As the plans to regenerate the Clyde have grown and developed,
there has been a notable increase in interest in new tourism
ventures along the waterfront, as companies take advantage of
emerging business opportunities.
New infrastructure improvements, including new pontoons, the
river clean-up and CCTV along the waterfront, have also helped to
enhance the attractiveness of the waterfront.
A study was carried out on the potential to
grow sailing activity in the Clyde estuary. This identifies
locations for facilities in Glasgow, Renfrew and Clydebank to
encourage waterbourne visitors and, in the long term, potential for
A recently completed study entitled "Sailing Tourism in
Scotland, Status and Opportunity" concluded that the Scottish focus
of future development of home port facilities should be on the
Clydebank Rebuilt has completed the construction of a new
pontoon for visitors near to the Titan Crane and Glasgow City
Council has completed a similar facility at Plantation Quay next to
the Science Centre.
Scottish Enterprise is currently marketing the Canting Basin
(behind the Science Centre) as a possible site for a City Centre
Clyde Waterfront is actively marketing the river to the sailing
fraternity through the inclusions of River Clyde pontoons and
havens in the Welcome Anchorages publication and in
encouraging the Clyde Cruising Club and Imray Charts to include the
River in their future publications.
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.