This page contains information about the individual projects within the programme.

The first project is called Connected with the Clyde.

This project aims to quantify and map specific aspects of the evidential base for the Discovering the Clyde research programme, in order to inform and underpin the development of future projects in the programme. This will involve:

  • The identification and quantification of how many historic environment places are ‘Connected with the Clyde’, along and adjacent to the river
  • To assess the quality of the RCAHMS database data and potential research information associated with places (e.g. location, function, period, interpretation, archive material, social value, etc)
  • To outline potential approaches to further our understanding of the range of historic environment places represented

The second project is called Defending the Clyde.  This project is surveying the many sites which were built during the first half of the 20th Century to protect the Clyde, and the major towns along it, from attack from the sea.  These defences were a great success – enemy ships and submarines never entered the Firth – yet we have very little in the way of records of them.

Yard-By-Yard is the third project.  Here, we are investigating ship building, and related industries at locations along the Clyde.  Initially, we are working in Greenock and Port Glasgow, with Inverclyde Community Development Trust.