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 are 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.
We hope to have the work in Greenock and Port Glasgow complete this summer and would then be interested in finding partners on other parts of the Clyde to extend the project.