A new small boat harbour near the new Riverside Museum will help regenerate the area by increasing the number of boats using the Clyde.
Lead Partner: Kelvin Harbour Ltd, a subsidiary of The Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd
Other Partners: Glasgow City Council
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Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow Harbour
Kelvin Harbour is located to the west of the Riverside Museum at the mouth
of the River Kelvin where it meets the Clyde. The harbour
facilities include a slipway and berthing pontoons. The
harbour is being used by the new Govan Ferry, by the Clyde Maritime
Trust (for the berthing of its workboats and its collection of
small historic boats), the Strathclyde Fire and rescue Service, the
Sea Cadets, and the Seaforce Power Boat training
centre. The ferry service started in June 2011 and runs
regularly across the river.
The slipway will be available for public use for the launching
and recovery of small boats. Visiting vessels of
moderate size (up to 36 feet) may also be berthed for short visits
and will be able to take on water; overnight berthing is not
available, and there are no refuelling facilities.
Arrangements should be made in advance by phoning the Ship
Manager at The Tall Ship: 0141 357 3699.
Completed in May 2011 and opened to the public from June
Opened June 2011
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.