The QE II at Bowling Harbour, 14 November 1968

The Clyde is world-famous for its shipbuilding legacy, but much evidence of this still remains to be found and recorded. Along with a group from the Inverclyde Community Development Trust we have been investigating the shipyards and related sites in Greenock and Port Glasgow.

As well as improving on existing records for the yards we have been creating ‘polygons’ of them – shapes that show their extent at various points in time. This is helping tell the story of the changing face of the waterfront from the 19th century to the present day, and we hope to be extend this projects to other yards on the Clyde.