About Clydebank - Clydebank Loves Local

Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Situated on the north bank of the River Clyde, it borders the village of Old Kilpatrick (with Bowling and Milton beyond) to the west, and the Yoker and Drumchapel areas of the adjacent City of Glasgow immediately to the east. Depending on the definition of the town’s boundaries, the suburban areas of Duntocher, Faifley and Hardgate either surround Clydebank to the north, or are its northern outskirts, with the Kilpatrick Hills beyond.

Historically part of Dunbartonshire and founded as a police burgh on 18 November 1886, Clydebank is part of the registration County of Dumbarton, the Dunbartonshire Crown Lieutenancy area, and the wider urban area of Greater Glasgow.

Source: Wikipedia link about Clydebank

Clydebank is the historic heartland of the Scottish shipbuilding industry located on the banks of the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow.

During the 19th century, Clydebank grew from a small village to one of the world’s major ship building centres. The town was originally known as Barns o’ Clyde, but changed its name in 1882 after the Thomson brothers relocated their shipyard to the village and began building tenement housing for the workers.

Visitors can learn all about the local, social and industrial history of the region at the fascinating Clydebank Museum. One of Scotland’s most unusual visitor attractions, the Titan Crane, is also located near the town. There are also a number of heritage sites near the town including part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, which marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and mysterious stone outcrops with carved symbols to the north of Faifley.


Town Centre First Principle

Clydebank Loves Local follows the Town Centre First Principle. Towns are challenged continually by changes to the way we do business whether this is loss of industry, manufacturing or shops, or changes arising from technology, digital connectivity and a global pandemic.

The aim is to support towns to adapt to these changes, so that they continue to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. Sustainable regeneration of our towns can only be achieved through collaboration and investment which include or are led by local communities [Source].

Clydebank Loves Local is planning to be the central digital tool for all stakeholders to benefit from. This includes the local community, local businesses, all work from home business owners. Everyone with a stake in Clydebank.