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Impressive proposals for Dunoon revival

I have to give a mention to some plans being proposed to revive the fortunes of Dunoon.

A famed seaside town could be revived with cable car to take tourists up a hill, and rollercoaster to take them down, if ambitious plans for a community buyout go ahead.

The town of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, was once a popular spot for Glaswegians to go ‘doon the Watter’, but its fortunes diminished with the rise of package holidays abroad.

The resort, on the banks of the Firth of Clyde, has fallen off the tourist map but hopes are high it could once again become one of the biggest attractions in Scotland.

An ambitious plan, The Dunoon Project, based on a community buyout of the Corlarach forest above the town, could see it become a centre for outdoor activities.

A cable car would be installed to take passengers up the Kilbride Hill which rises above Dunoon to a cafe and observation spot at the top, according to the proposals.

Going down the hill to a base station, there would be the option of a zip-slide ride down the hill over a distance of four kilometres or a trip in an “alpine coaster” – a type of rollercoaster which follows the contours of the land.

Those of a less stalwart disposition could still take the cable car, or ride down on a mountain bike.

Plans to revive Scottish seaside town with cable car and rollercoaster

It’s an interesting plan, and certainly ticks the box for innovation and ‘Thinking outside the box’, but I fear it has missed one  or two small points.

Dunoon’s success in the days of ‘Doon the watter’ came to an end years ago, along with all the other Clyde coast resorts.

Most of those others have seen a revival in recent years, but I’d say they were luckier than Dunoon in that they are nearer, and don’t need such a long ferry trip, or drive.

I suspect that today, people seek more instant gratification, and the 2 hours or so it takes to get to Dunoon before having any fun is a potential barrier to success.

Unlike the others, Dunoon benefited immensely from the 31-year presence of a US submarine refit facility in the Holy Loch from 1961 to 1992.

That’s not coming back any time soon.

Other outdoor facilities, once popular in the area, have also failed to maintain the popularity they once enjoyed.

Castle Toward was once a popular residential outdoor centre, but once it ran into difficulties, all attempts to save it failed, and it fell of the radar.

Last heard of in 2018, it was still closed, but the grounds were open to public access.

If somewhere with an established record for activities couldn’t maintain its position (regardless of whatever politics or intrigue were, or may have been, going on in the background), that’s another reason I have my doubts about a new venture.

Sadly, I have to say I took a very quick trip to Ayr today, and looking at this sad shadow (so many empty shops, and nearly all the new/recent shopping arcades are almost empty too, with hardly any units occupied, and many of those only open for a few days, or with ‘Closing’ signs in the windows) of its former appearance, also suggests trying to revive somewhere as  far away as Dunoon is maybe a great idea, but with little chance.

I got this poster from a now defunct Dunoon web site some years ago, and have had to expand it as the image they had was very small.

This is dated 1943.

Dunoom Lido Poster 1943

Dunoon Lido Poster 1943

 

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25/04/2019 Posted by | Civilian, Lost, military, Naval, Transport | , | Leave a comment

University of Glasgow Department of Virology

Still to be found (for the moment at least) in Church Street, just off Dumbarton Road, this University Of Glasgow Faculty Building was the Department of Virology.

I hadn’t really noticed it before, being preoccupied with the adjacent multi-storey building, the Pontecorvo Building, Basil Spence and Partners in association with Peter Glover, 1961-1962, which housed the Institute of Genetics, or more interestingly for me, a Paternoster. That item featured in an episode of ‘Taggart’.

As can be seen, these building are now abandoned, and you will also see a demolition contractor’s van parked nearby.

The entire area behind this building (mostly the old Western Infirmary) has already been razed, and cleared for new development.

I assume the two buildings mentioned here will suffer the same fate soon.

Canmore says:

In June 1957 Basil Spence and Partners were commissioned to design the Institute of Virology for the University of Glasgow. The building, situated on Church Street adjacent to the Western Infirmary, was designed during 1958 and the construction was completed by 1962. The new building was to house the first Virology department in the UK, and contained laboratories, research rooms, staff rooms and a library. The four-storey concrete structure is clad in glass mosaic panels and green slate slabs.

In 1958 the practice was also commissioned to design the Institute of Genetics on an adjacent site, but construction work did not begin until 1962. The resulting building, completed in 1966, was a seven-storey structure built with reinforced concrete and clad in glass mosaic like the Institute of Virology.

I also read that the taller building was supposed to be twelve storeys, but Prof Pontecorvo objected to sharing space with other departments, and a compromise was eventually reached, seven storeys still in view, for the moment.

The Department of Virology building’s view is blocked by the narrowness of the street, and it’s usual to take pics from either size, looking along Church Street.

In this case, I was curious to see how my photo-stitching software would handle a set of images taken while standing across the road from this building

It also managed to catch a fair part of the Pontecorvo Building, on the right, which is interesting as it shows that the north face of this building has quite a few windows. If you look at the other side, it looks as if it has very few.

No idea if there was a reason for this.

Click for bigger.

Glasgow University Department of Virology

Glasgow University Department of Virology

This is the more usual view.

University of Glasgow Department of Virology and Pontecorvo

University of Glasgow Department of Virology and Pontecorvo

I even managed a pic from the other side, as noted, few windows.

I’m including this since earlier pics I thought were in here have disappeared.

Dumbarton Road Pontecorvo

Dumbarton Road Pontecorvo

As you can see, the older, adjacent historic building (Anderson College, B listed) is staying.

A modern one, with concrete and rebar, is already going.

Dumbarton Road Demolition

Dumbarton Road Demolition

In the few days since the above pic was taken, this concrete lump has been wrapped in scaffolding and a big plastic bag, to keep the dust down while it is pulverised.

On reflection, I think I should have used this wider pic above, instead of the crop, so…

Pontercorvo context

Pontercorvo context

21/04/2019 Posted by | Civilian, Lost, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Parkhead Public School becomes a community enterprise centre

I mentioned the building shown below a few weeks ago, when I noticed the scaffolding had finally gone and the refurbishment work appeared to be complete.

What I wasn’t really sure of was how the building was to be reused, who would be occupying it, and what they would be doing.

Seems it lay dormant for 15 years, and it was sad to walk past it as it just lay derelict, and the rot looked as if it was set to begin,

Parkhead Public School Redeveloped

Parkhead Public School Redeveloped

Now:

Two decades on from last working from the premises, careers advice and guidance will once again be delivered from the historic Parkhead Public School building

The building lay empty for more than 15 years and was listed on the Buildings At Risk register, before a massive transformation.

Now the category B-listed building has been revamped into a community enterprise centre with public and office space for various organisations, including Skills Development Scotland and Parkhead Housing Association.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be in the building and to be sharing a space with local community organisations such as Parkhead Housing Association, Playbusters, Parkhead Youth Project and Baillieston Community Care.”

SDS is Scotland’s national skills body, with professionally-qualified advisers working from its careers centres, community premises and in every state secondary school across Scotland.

SDS’s Parkhead Careers Centre is situated at 135 Westmuir Street, Parkhead Cross, Glasgow, G31 5EA and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Anyone can drop in any time to speak with a qualified careers adviser.

Historic Parkhead building gets new lease of life after massive revamp

This is probably as good an example as any of my assertion that the many old and derelict buildings lying empty around Glasgow are not going to be ‘saved’ just because someone jumps up and down shouting about their unused condition.

They need to find both occupants and funding to make the reuse viable.

There is NO POINT in raising the money (if they even could) to rescue or restore a building if all that means is there is a nice looking derelict in place of the run down and decaying one, with no tenants, businesses, or services operating from it to make it viable.

The REAL issue is not the ‘Building at Risk’, but the lack of any tenants to make it work.

25/03/2019 Posted by | Civilian | , , | Leave a comment

The Monteith survived

A very quick pic of The Monteith, as it recently came out from behind covers and showed that it had not been demolished as I had feared, but has been retained and redeveloped.

I haven’t been here very often (in daylight) since the People’s Palace is currently closed for works, so couldn’t get a decent pic that showed how it looked, but had to stop and grab a view of its current condition.

The Monteith Redeveloped

The Monteith Redeveloped

Don’t remember that tree getting in the way before, but couldn’t stop to play.

05/03/2019 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , | Leave a comment

Time to stop and not just pass the Savoy Centre

It’s always a shame when places change (for whatever reason) and you no longer feel the need to drop in for a look.

I can remember when the new Sauchiehall Street Centre was opened, and went through its first revamp some years later.

Both ‘lives’ of this place were interesting place to visit, and had some decent big name shops inside. I think this was the first Argos store I used regularly, and there was the novelty of ordering at one end of the place, and collecting your goodies at the other end.

It’s all gone now, completely remodelled, and has useless shops I wouldn’t give a second look to, in fact I barely notice the place when I pass it as I go along Sauchiehall Street. It’s almost like a derelict now compared to the centre it once was.

I used to be a regular in the Savoy Centre too, until it started to slowly lose its interesting occupants too. After a period when I was in or around Glasgow until a few years ago, when I went back to this old ‘haunt’. I found it had gone downhill, looked pretty cheap and nasty inside, had many empty units, and those that were left weren’t the ones that interested me.

It wasn’t very inviting, and I gave up diverting for a look.

Seems I wasn’t alone, and there’s now a drive to get the place interesting again, smarten it up, attract some new occupants, and get people back in the door – all of which sounds like a good idea.

An institution since the 70s, The Savoy Centre with its neon blue sign was once at the heart of Glasgow’s thriving shopping district.

But like many other businesses, the shopping mall on Sauchiehall Street has fallen on hard times, as high street stores struggle and footfall declines in the area.

However, part of the building has undergone a transformation, with the ground floor welcoming new venture Colab, which aims to support and promote community, culture and cuisine with a host of new businesses.

The curated space features a number of independent stores selling everything from printed clothing to hand-stitched goods, with food stalls offering poke bowls and vegan grilled cheese sandwiches.

Natalia Codona, from Colab, says the project is breathing new life into the space, merging old and new businesses together under one roof.

“We’re bringing in a new demographic which of course all the tenants can benefit from and the new tenants,” she explains.

“It’s been great the response from them. They’re all very excited to be part of an exciting new development.”

How The Savoy is getting a modern twist to bring back shoppers

I hope this is enough to revive it.

It would be a shame if not, and another spot on Sauchiehall Street became as dead as the ‘Centre’.

It really is a long time since I fell through the Savoy’s door.

I took this pc back in 2013 – probably the last time I was in there.

Everything was apparently on its last leg!

Legless Savoy

Legless Savoy

02/03/2019 Posted by | Civilian, Lost, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

Glasgow’s High Street Area initiative is gathering pace

I’ve mentioned the plans being put in place to try to regenerate the area of Glasgow around and to the east of High Street, which have lagged behind the rest of the city in terms of revival.

I’ve noted how crossing from the west side of the street to the east is like crossing a border where all the goodies are on the west, and there’s little or nothing on the east.

That’s not really a negative criticism, things really do just come to end at that boundary, and it’s a little disconcerting to cross the road, and find little or no activity. It’s always been like that.

Probably what has changed in recent years has been the gradual disappearance of the various shops and businesses on BOTH sides of High Street (and Saltmarket), where they’ve closed and not been replaced by new occupants.

I used to visit quite a few at one time, and there was a decent baker there, selling fruit tarts at a discount if you bought more than one. But it just went away, despite being busy and popular. The rest of the shop fronts are tired, and need sprucing up, as they are not really that old, but look run down and dated.

Handily, this seems to address what I’ve seen…

A fund will provide support to independent shops on the High Street and Saltmarket, one of the oldest and of the most historically significant thoroughfares in Glasgow, as part of a strategy to regenerate the area.

The appearance and shop fronts and the buildings in which they reside has a considerable impact and influence on an area’s character.

This fund – the Independent Retail Fund (IRF) – is a shop front improvement grant available to tenants and owners of occupied shops on Saltmarket and the High Street.

Glasgow City Council will work with City Property Glasgow Investments and other commercial property owners to provide 100 per cent funds to shops – £5,000 for double units and £3,000 for single units – to enable them to undertake necessary external enhancements and redecoration.

Other improvements will also be made such as removing upgrading signage, replacing damaged tiles and feature lighting for signage or window displays.

Glasgow’s High Street to receive funding boost with new support for independent shops

But they’ll have to attract some more useful shops/businesses there if they are to increase the number of people who stop there.

I pass through here a few times every week, but there’s currently simply no reason for me to stop there.

And that’s a problem.

Saltmarket

Saltmarket

02/03/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Long overdue – Plans to turn the Broomielaw into a ‘River Park’

Apolitical as I am (have always been, and always will be), as someone who was around in the 1980s (I think is roughly the right period), I grew up in a time when ‘Glasgow City Council’ was almost a dirty word. The then council appeared to be a law unto itself, didn’t seem to have much respect from the citizens of Glasgow, and it seemed that everybody and their dug knew a councillor that was on the fiddle and running an undeclared building company that they were using to cream off council money through overpriced contract they awarded themselves. And that usually followed an unexplained fire which removed historic building that were blocking new developments on the land they occupied.

I’ve no idea how true any of that was, but the tales of cronyism and cliques seemed to be pervasive, and true or not, did a lot of damage.

It was actually so bad (to me at least) that, like Conspiracy Theories today, I just gave up paying any attention to them, such was the degree of their silliness when analysed.

I have to mention that as I find that in recent years I can’t fault Glasgow City Council on the majority of decisions and plans they’ve put in place and carried out in recent years.

That’s NOT to say I think EVERYTHING it has done is right, or above reproach or criticism – rather it’s the case that the ‘naysayers’ case against the council and councillors is no longer as easily made as it was in the past, and it’s maybe time to stop beating on the council, and get behind it.

Sadly, that’s never going to happen because – Politics!

No matter what the council does, if it’s not the right colour for some, they’ll NEVER support it, even it happens to be doing things they demand. Politics is a sad business.

So, why did I start with a ramble?

I recently noticed that the Broomielaw was largely unrecognisable to me, as I’d been unable to get back to Glasgow for some years. In that time, many of the buildings that had been there for years had disappeared, leaving much open ground in some parts, or been replaces by very new and very modern shiny office blocks (I think).

Regardless of what they are, the main point is that the Broomielaw, to somebody returning there after some years, is anonymous, dead, and apart from the Clyde Walkway, has little to attract people there, which seems not only wrong, but a bit of a shame. The place even used to have shops, all disappeared years ago.

Cycling through that area is almost like cycling through a desert at the moment. It’s busy in summer, but with not reason to go there other than a nice view of the river, people just don’t seem to go there. Even the road is so quiet it’s quicker to zoom along it than use the cycle path! (Don’t tell the grumpy cycling activists that though – they think the road is gridlocked, polluted, and dangerous).

That’s why I’m fairy stunned to see plans being proposed to turn that very area into a ‘River Park’ revitalise it, and attract people to it. I thought somebody should ‘do something’ there, and almost as soon as I think that, a plan appears! Is there some spooky mind reading going on?

Glasgow City Council are considering plans to change the face of the Clyde in a major transformation.

Glasgow could soon have a ‘River Park’ on the Clyde as council sets out to transform Broomielaw

There are pics illustrating the idea here…

Plans to turn the Broomielaw into a ‘River Park’ could change the face of the Clyde

Broomielaw River Park Proposal

Broomielaw River Park Proposal

In the past, I’d probably have shaken my head at this.

Today?

Today, I think for myself, and no longer let politically motivated naysayers even get a look in.

I look at things that have been achieved in Glasgow (even those I don’t like and wouldn’t support) by the council, don’t claim they are ALL perfect, but see more successes than failures, and certainly better than we had in the 1980s (Glasgow Garden Festival excluded of course).

The city centre needs to be more people friendly at the east, something that is being done with an initiative to develop the High Street area.

Now this provides a matching incentive at the west end of the city centre (as distinct from the ‘west end’), and should tie in with things like development around Anderston, and the Avenues project, together with The Underline.

10/02/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council | , | Leave a comment

The Scostman chose the WRONG SHOP to use as a ‘Long-term empty unit’

There are some ironically funny coincidences to be found out there.

All the more ironic as this one relied on my utterly useless memory in order to be spotted.

The Scotsman just ran a photo Gallery with nine pics giving various examples of…

Scotland’s high streets in crisis: 9 pictures showing the decline of town centres

One of the pics was very familiar, and the credit shows they got it from Johnstone Press (they’re sort of local).

This is West Princes Street in Rothesay, a place I have not actually seen, or been in for many (as in lots) of years, but has changed so little it’s still easy to recognise from the last time I was there.

West Princes Street Shops Rothesay Pic Credit Johnston Press via The Scotsman

West Princes Street Shops Rothesay Pic Credit Johnston Press via The Scotsman

While I’d have recognised this anyway, I had another reason for recognising it now.

The shop they featured as ‘Long-term empty’… is not longer (empty).

As of seeing one of Zak’s fine pics from 08 January 2019, I know this shop was being refitted on that date.

West Princes Street Shop Rothesay Courtesy of Zak

West Princes Street Shop Rothesay Courtesy of Zak

Fingers crossed he’s watching it, and we’ll get to see what became of it later.

I’m afraid I’m the one saying “There goes another lit bit of history”, not “Oh goody, another shop”.

05/02/2019 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Council has to spend £6 million BEFORE the old meat market site is developed

At least it’s not money down the drain, like the £15 million being extorted from Glasgow City Council for YET ANOTHER sporting fiasco event.

But is interesting to see that while it has to close the Winter Garden at the People’s Palace while it find £7.5 million to carry out restoration and maintenance, it seems there’s no problem in finding almost £6 million to make a derelict site (which has lain derelict for years) attractive to developers.

While I’m NOT going to make a silly remark about this spend, because the council IS responsible for providing a number of essential services to the area, as part of the city’s infrastructure, I am going to query whether or not it should be responsible for picking up the WHOLE of thee bill, since any developer that subsequently takes up the option of the site is gaining a ‘free’ benefit of taxpayer’s money – by which I mean MY Council Tax. And I won’t see ANY benefit from that.

Just Sayin’.

These are days of austerity, where funding is tight, spending is being cut, budgets are shrinking, and more costs are being levied on those who are responsible for them.

GLASGOW City Council is inviting contractors to bid for a £5.7million project as part of plans to transform the Meat Market site in the East End.

The infrastructure and public realm contract covers construction of new roads, high quality hard and soft landscaping, rain gardens, architectural feature lighting and street furniture.

The work, which is expected to take 12 months to carry out, will also include street lighting, sewers, a drainage system, water and gas mains, electricity distribution — including a new sub-station — and telecommunications ducts,

The project is required to make the land bounded by Duke Street, Bellgrove Street and Melbourne Street attractive to developers.

£5.7MILLION Contract To Flesh Out Glasgow Meat Market Site

Public consultation on plans for 250 flats has already started.

I know I collected pics of the remaining wall and gate in Bellgrove Street, but just can’t find them, so have to go with something similar, and already seen.

I’m guessing this bit in Duke Street survived since there was a substation behind the wall.

Those old sheds behind won’t (survive).

Glasgow meat market site

Glasgow meat market site

05/02/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Duke Street site development proposed after almost two decades

Another of those ‘Just TOO late’ memories, I recall being taken to the car market that took place on the site of Glasgow’s meat market when I was a tiny.

Like many similar auctions, I imagined doing the same myself when I was all ‘grown up’.

And, like all the other similar venues I imagined visiting, this was gone by the time I was in a position to go there myself.

As noted in Glasgow’s old meat and cattle market is ‘At Risk’ not too long ago, it seems to have closed in 2001, suffered arson in 2003, then was razed in 2005.

It looks as if there are now plans for the site after all those years, subject to planning permission.

Home Group intend to apply for planning permission to build the affordable apartments on land at the junction of Duke Street and Bellgrove Street. There would be 252 apartments and two commercial units.

Documents issued as part of the pre-application consultation process state: “This is an exciting opportunity to develop a housing-led proposal on a key site to the east of the city centre assisting Glasgow City Council in realising their ambitions for the wider Meat market masterplan.”

MAJOR Apartment Development Proposed For Duke Street Site

Preceded by…

CITY Council Submits Plans For East End Meat Market Site Makeover

While the last remaining part of this area, the surviving gates, would be retained and incorporated into the plan, similar to parts surviving in the Gallowgate, such as Graham Square, it looks as the plan would see the old sheds and structure inside the area being demolished.

Last Meat Market Building

Last Meat Market Building

 

Gallowgate Graham Square Gate

Gallowgate Graham Square Gate

I’ll be interested to see how the application goes, and then how the project goes, as I’ve watched one housing development be built and demolished within a timescale of only decades, at nearby Whitevale, where you would not even know the houses and flats had ever been there, had you not seen them being built.

Then there was the conversion of the facade of the former Duke Street Hospital, which became flats for a while, but is now lying derelict, boarded up, and has even had signs attached indicating it was going to be demolished at one point, but is still there, for the moment at least.

Duke St Hospital Flats From West

Duke St Hospital Flats From West

I’ve never taken a specific pic of that area, but did catch part of it in this pair of pics.

The green patch at the front used to be a block of flats. I’m pretty sure they were built when I was REALLY tiny, but were demolished years ago, along with all the housed on the land to the left of this pic.

I recall this spot as one of the residents drove a fairly unique and rare car – I always used to try to see the car park area around the back as I passed in the bus, just to catch a glimpse if they were home, and the car was there.

Whitevale 2015-2017

Whitevale 2015-2017

25/01/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council | , , , | Leave a comment

Regeneration plans to thwart naysayer and climate change deniers

As somebody who spent a fair few hours of their working life wandering the various shipyards and businesses that once lay along the River Clyde to the west of the city centre, it’s funny to look at how deserted that same area has become in recent years.

Not only have many of those varied business gone, many of the sites they occupied have also been razed and cleared, leaving little to show where they once lay.

This would have been hard to see clearly from the ground, but thanks to tools such as Google Earth, it’s possible for anyone to ‘fly’ over all these places today, and compare them to the past.

Some parts have been regenerated or redeveloped with housing and other features, but a wander along the river shows that there’s probably more deserted area than reused now, and that many of the formerly occupied sites remain derelict today.

There are some ‘backward looking’ nostalgic types who keep calling for shipyards to be planted on the Clyde, but that’s never going to happen with our wages and costs. Those people notably fail to reveal how to finance such yards, or who would but the hugely expensive ships built  in them.

Fortunately, there are a few who can look forward rather than backwards, and plans for redeveloping and regenerating these areas are dependent on looking at change.

Despite flooding concerns, plans to regenerate the River Clyde are moving forward.

The Glasgow Strategic Development Framework (SDF) has been set up to create houses and transform isolated visitor destinations along the river by 2050.

A proposal has identified an approach that would make areas from Govan to Glasgow Harbour more accessible by linking them via a footbridge.

Those involved in the project want to achieve a sheltered water or habitat for wildlife and uncover hidden gems within forgotten parts of the city by linking Govan and Partick by building a bridge.

Those working on the framework have been in conversation with SEPA to ensure flooding can be prevented along the river and allow the project to continue.

Michael Ward of the Glasgow SDF told the Hillhead partnership: “There is a flooding issue and we are engaging with SEPA to see how this can be resolved.

“We are aware of the implications if the river rises by one metre or more. We need to conduct a feasibility study.

“We see this as a long-term vision for the area. There is a lot of potential for the river and we need to maximise that.

“We need to build up activity and vibrancy along the river corridor and prioritise areas which can be included in the strategy from Govan to Glasgow Harbour.”

It is hoped that by constructing a footbridge, visitors will be more likely to visit Govan and its historical assets.

Flooding fears over River Clyde development plans in Glasgow

A couple of items jumped out of these proposals, for me at least.

First was “Concerns were raised that boats navigating along the River Clyde would not be able to sail under the new bridge.

I found that slightly amusing, given how the bridges ALREADY added to the river in recent years have significantly reduced access.

But that doesn’t mean ignoring such access, which the planners clearly are NOT forgetting.

Second has to be the reference to rising water levels “We are aware of the implications if the river rises by one metre or more. We need to conduct a feasibility study.

Easily dealt with just ensuring Climate Change Deniers are selected for this development, then things can proceed without worrying about rising water levels.

(Just kidding, water levels are rising, and deniers have become a minority in danger of extinction – unless they paid lobbyists.)

Let’s never forget problems are there to be solved – there used to be a yard building ships upriver of the Clyde Tidal Weir.

And they were so big the only way to get them over the weir was to pick the right time and tide, and float them over.

didn’t always work, and local history tells of the day one almost got stuck – but the did manage to get it over

Clyde Tidal Weir From West

Clyde Tidal Weir From West

25/01/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council, Maritime, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

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