Water Row pontoon

  • The new Govan ferry to the Riverside Museum
  • Aerial view of Water Row and the pontoon site
  • View from the end of Water Row to the Clyde

Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council

Other Partners: Scottish Enterprise; Glasgow Housing Association and City Property ltd

Project Team: Varis Engineering Ltd

Project History
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  • View towards Glasgow Harbour from Water Row
  • View from the end of Water Row to the Clyde
  • Landscaping works for the pontoon access
  • Landscaping at Water Row
  • Water Row pontoon
  • The pontoon on the south of the River Clyde at Govan
  • The Clyde Clipper at Water Row pontoon
  • The pontoon in use
  • Water Row pontoon
  • Water Row pontoon in Govan


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Govan


The Water Row pontoon provides an ideal facility for the developing river bus and  river taxi services and also provides spaces for visiting boats to book.

In addition the pontoon is being used by the new Govan Ferry which is now operating a passenger service between Govan and Kelvin Harbour landing stage, providing an important link with the Riverside Museum. Located east of Water Row, Govan the pontoon is fixed to guide rails on the quay wall opposite Napier Terrace.

The 30m pontoon is completely secure, with an electronic gate and electricity and water services available.

The pontoon is part of a series of pontoons being created along the river, encouraging a mix of leisure craft to make use of the upper Clyde.

Current status:

The project is now complete.


Jan - May 2011