Come with us on a trail of re-imagining and rediscovery along Glasgow’s great river. A new walking tour through history and the here and now of life on and around the Clyde. Brought to you by Walking Heads in collaboration with Festival 2014 and VELOCITY as part of the celebrations around the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
From Govan in the West to Bridgeton in the East End, in the course of the Clydeside Promenade we walk upstream following the river as it flows through art and architecture, shipbuilding and trade, music and theatre, folklore and living memory, endings and beginnings …in short through the heart and soul of Glasgow itself.
It’s a long walk so we have split it into four parts:
- Govan old and new – from Govan Cross to Finnieston Crane
- The Commercial Clyde – from Lancelot Quay to Glasgow Green
- Dear Green Place – from Glasgow Green to whereever
- The East End – a circular loop from Bridgeton via Emirates Stadium
You can take the Clydeside Promenade tour in any order you like. Just use the map to decide where to start and stop.
Scroll down to download the Clydeside Promenade tour for free from Guidigo or Bandcamp.
If you have an iPhone or Android device download the tour through the Guidigo app (available in the App Store and Google Play). Download the Guidigo app for free, register an account, search for Glasgow or Walking Heads and install the Glasgow’s Landmarks tour.
You can also listen to the Glasgow Corners tour on your laptop or any MP3 player by downloading it from our Bandcamp shop for free.
Route 1: Welcome to the start of the Clydeside Promenade
Route 1: Govan
Entering the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde
Govan Old Church
A conversation across centuries
Water Row to Govan Pontoon
A constantly changing riverside
Govan Pontoon to Napier Drive
Meet the Comet
Napier Drive to the Graving Docks
Red roses for Govan women
Film City (Govan Old Town Hall)
Masterpiece of reinvention
Creative Clyde (Digital Media Quarter)
Clydebuilt takes on new meaning in a digital world
From Millenium Bridge Heading East
How the Clyde is remaking Glasgow
Clyde Arc (aka The Squinty Bridge)
End of Route 1 and time to take a break
Route 2: The Commercial Clyde
Returning to the river
Echoes and elegies to a bygone age
Emigrant songs of the Clyde
Built on tobacco
Fish, glorious fish