Catch a Cruise on the River Clyde

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There are now two ways to view Clyde Waterfront this summer. A new river bus service has been launched on the River Clyde, linking Glasgow city centre with Pacific Quay and Braehead. Or you can take a sightseeing trip from Pacific Quay, to Braehead and Clydebank.

There are now two ways to view Clyde Waterfront this summer. A new river bus service has been launched on the River Clyde, linking Glasgow city centre with Pacific Quay and Braehead. Or you can take a sightseeing trip from Pacific Quay, to Braehead and Clydebank.

These services are among the latest initiatives from Clyde Waterfront, the public sector partnership established to support the River Clyde’s revitalisation as a world class waterfront location. A projected £5-6 billion of public and private investment will be spent on economic, social and environmental regeneration projects.

Hamish Munro, managing director, Clyde Cruises confirmed that successful experience of operating the river bus this summer could lead to the introduction of a larger clipper style catamaran on the route in subsequent years.

More details about the trips can be found on the Clyde Waterfront website– which itself has just undergone regeneration with a range of new features designed to help visitors find out about the changes that have taken place in the area. The new site design enhances the stunning imagery which demonstrates the transformation of the River Clyde over recent years.

The MV Cruiser will also continue to offer ‘Classroom on the Clyde’ subsidised trips for schools between May and September, linking Clyde Waterfront’s regeneration and heritage with free lesson plans for teachers available on the Clyde Waterfront Education website. Details of the Clyde’s heritage are showcased on the Clyde Waterfront Heritage website.

A key part of the Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership’s work is to encourage more activity on the Clyde and the river bus service and sightseeing trips add to the growing volume of river-based activities in recent years. This includes Loch Lomond Seaplanes, Waverley Paddle Steamer and the Seaforce RIBs which offer a great combination of experiencing the Clyde from land, sea and air!

The River Link service and sightseeing trips will receive financial support of up to £30,000 and further marketing support from the Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership and Glasgow City Council.

The strategic partners behind Clyde Waterfront are the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Scottish Enterprise. The project has been accorded National Priority status and is a key driver of Scotland’s economic development in the 21st century.

The new website was developed by web design agency Innovation Digital. The Glasgow-based agency has been proud to be associated with Clyde Waterfront since building the original website in 2006. This was followed by Clyde Waterfront Education in June 2008 and Clyde Waterfront Heritage in March 2009. Innovation Digital also provides ongoing services in online marketing and web copywriting to all three sites.

This new website showcases excellent photography of the waterfront area, along with project imagery. McAteer Photograph, based in Tradeston, Glasgow has provided images for all three sites since launch.

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