Glasgow Canal

Glasgow’s Forth & Clyde Canal is a vibrant corridor that plays host to everything from world-leading design agencies and creative talent to Olympic-level sporting facilities.

Once a forgotten backwater that mothers warned their children to stay away from, Glasgow’s Forth & Clyde Canal has been transformed into a vibrant corridor that plays host to everything from world-leading design agencies and creative talent to Olympic-level sporting facilities.

From the white water paddling course and clean water basin of Pinkston Watersports – Scotland’s only urban watersports centre – to the bustling creative quarter blossoming around the soaring red stone of The Whisky Bond and the iconic lock flight of Maryhill, the Glasgow Canal features a huge range of potential locations and stories.

House and hotel boats line the canal banks, enjoying the stunning views over the city centre and West End; cyclists and runners take to the towpaths to enjoy traffic-free travel; and paddlers join a wide range of wildlife on the water – the canal is a vibrant, bustling corridor of activity.

A number of historic buildings, from former lock keepers’ houses to workshops also dot the banks, while studio spaces ranging from 1,400 to 14,000 square feet can be found in nearby 100 Borron Street.

Take a 360tour of Glasgow’s Canal!

Location
Scottish Canals, Applecross Street, Glasgow, UK
Location
Applecross Street, Glasgow, G4 9SP Scotland
Forth & Clyde Canal
1.5 miles from Glasgow City Centre
47 miles from Edinburgh
Access Roads
Excellent access for all vehicle types
Parking
250 car parking onsite at Borron Street with 24 hour security
Various car parks along entire length of canal
Activity
Cyclists
Houseboats
Paddlers
Walkers
Features
City centre access
Engineering structure
Historic buildings
Houseboats
Industrial sites
Outdoor activities
Studio space
Water access
Wildlife
Places of Interest
The Whisky Bond
Pinkston Watersports Centre
100 Borron Street
Speirs Wharf
Firhill Stadium
Maryhill Locks
Claypits Nature Reserve
Useful Links
Forth & Clyde Canal
Glasgow Canal Project
Heritage of the Forth & Clyde Canal
Local Authority
Glasgow City Council
Accommodation
Visit Scotland Accommodation
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