Our story so far…

Over the past few years we have been breathing new life into Bowling Harbour, developing a new tourism and leisure destination fitting of the western gateway to the Forth & Clyde Canal. This regeneration programme been created on the basis of a shared, collective vision for the area, which was formulated with the local community and partner stakeholders as part of our award winning charrette programme. The approved masterplan forms the blueprint for the area’s future and development plans going forward – safeguarding Bowling Harbour’s rich heritage and building for its future.

To date we have collectively invested more than £5.5 million in the area, which has included the transformation of disused railway arches into commercial business space and public realm improvements to the lower basin area. The iconic, 120-year-old swing bridge at Bowling Harbour in West Dunbartonshire has also been lovingly restored as part of the latest stage – and could pave the way for a new linear park inspired by New York City’s Highline at the western gateway to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

With particular thanks to our funders at Coastal Communities Fund, Sustrans and West Dumbartonshire Council we are very pleased to see the completion of the latest phase of this work and look forward to welcoming more new businesses into the area, strengthening Bowling Harbour as a vibrant tourism destination.

The video below outlines our collaborative work over recent years and illustrates the next planned stages of development, bringing further investment, employment opportunities and vibrancy to Bowling. We look forward to working with you as we continue to transform our vision into a reality. More information can be found in our downloadable pdf, ‘Our story so far….’

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Take a look at some of the before and after images below.