The River Clyde has the label “post industrial” in the 21st Century, as vast swathes of derelict land peppered with fading ship building and other industrial infrastructure compete with crumbling quay walls and silted basins to ensure the image is decaying heritage rather than future building. Turning the Tide On the Clyde is a Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative project designed to address how the River and Firth of Clyde could be better connected and more active as a diverse maritime region. The launch event for this initiative was created in partnership with Memory of Water (a pan European, 6 Cities project exploring the role of artists in post industrial community settings) Fablevision, Govan Docks Regeneration Trust and a wide range of stakeholders with an interest in a thriving post industrial (or increasingly it seems, re-industrial) River Clyde.

We are looking at all of this in the contexts of industry, tourism/leisure, transport and sustainable development.

This initiative is part of a series of “Urban Lab” conversations aiming to initiate dialogue amongst communities, all 7 local authorities and many other stakeholders in the Clyde Valley region.




Website / Social Media

A website has been launched for the project at and a Facebook page at

The Event

The project launch event took place on Thursday 27th June 2019 in the main foyer of the City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus.

Purpose of the Event

The purpose of the event was to launch the Turning the Tide On the Clyde project and to run a ‘pilot’ that can inform the planning and operation of potentially larger and/or more in-depth future events and sub-projects (or spin-off projects). It was also the start of the process of engaging stakeholders and interest groups in the objectives of the project.


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