Local Artists Take Design Inspiration from Imaginative St Anne’s children

Local Artists Take Design Inspiration from Imaginative St Anne’s children


East End based artists Bespoke Atelier, have taken inspiration from creative pupils at a Calton primary school when designing decorative plaques set to be laid beneath each of the recently refurbished The Barras signs.


The celebrated steel arches are looking resplendent, having undergone a programme of repairs and repainting as part of major works to regenerate the Barras Public Realm which is funded through the £27m City Deal Collegelands Calton Barras infrastructure programme.


This artist-led project involving St Anne’s Primary School has seen local surface designers Bespoke Atelier take inspiration from material produced by the children following their visit to The Barras and subsequent participation in workshops; as stimulus to create the final four designs.


Today (8 March) pupils from St Anne’s took up the artists’ invitation to an exhibition at the nearby Barras Art and Design (BAaD), which showcases how the four plaques will look and how their own artistic endeavours inspired the intricate final designs.


Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realmsaid: “The Barras Public Realm project, funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal, is significantly transforming this important part of Glasgow. Improvements already delivered have had a hugely positive effect, acting as a catalyst for further investment and activity in the area.  The Barras signs are looking like new and the addition of decorative plaques, the design of which has been influenced by local schoolchildren, will be a welcome addition, further contributing to the much improved amenity of the area.


Marion Parola, Designer and Director at Bespoke Atelier said; “The children from St Anne’s have been integral to the creative process and their keen observations of the Barras inspired many of our design ideas.  I was delighted to see them again and I hope that they are proud of the influence they’ve had on what will be part of the streetscape in an area close to their school”.


Marie Hamilton, Depute Headteacher of St Anne’s Primary School said; “Our children had a wonderful time seeking inspiration from their visit to the Barras and they came back to the classroom full of ideas and enthusiasm which translated into exceptionally thoughtful artwork.  It’s lovely for them to be invited along to BAaD to see how their creativity has influenced the final designs”.


The exhibition by Bespoke Atelier which includes the four decorative plaque designs is open to the public at Barras Art and Design between the hours of 12:00-21:00 from 8 March 2019 until 17 March 2019 (excluding Mondays).


The City Deal Barras Public Realm project is increasing the attractiveness of streets and spaces as well as improving travel connections. This project has already delivered high quality resurfacing and pavement widening in the area as well as improved lighting and CCTV. Future work planned will improve key streets and junctions adjacent to the Barras and enhance connectivity with the city centre by prioritising pedestrians and cyclists, and reducing the dominance of vehicles.


These projects were identified in the Calton Barras Action Plan, approved by the Council in 2012, the main focus of which is on the physical regeneration of the Calton Barras area in recognition of the challenges it faces and its strategic importance to the city. The Barras Masterplan (GCC, 2016) sets out the guiding principles for the Public Ream works and included wide public consultation, through a series of workshops and interviews.


Outstanding recognition for Glasgow’s Education Services

A decade of success in Glasgow schools has received an excellent report card today (Monday 11 March 2019) from Education Scotland for improving learning, raising attainment and achievement across the city and making excellent progress in closing the national poverty related attainment gap.

The report is published on the back of Glasgow’s highest positive destination figures last week (92.3%) which saw more of our young people than ever before going to further and higher education and for the first time – more than the national average.

The report – one of 9 Attainment Challenge Local Authority inspections carried out in Scotland – is a huge accolade for Glasgow’s schools, young people, teachers and school staff and recognition of the commitment, dedication and the ‘relentless drive to reduce the impact of poverty on the outcomes of all children and young people’ in the city.

Education inspectors have highlighted five key strengths – witnessed and evidenced during their time spent in schools speaking to staff, young people and parents:

  • The very strong council-wide vision focused on reducing the impact of poverty on children, families and communities
  • The relentless drive of the Executive Director in improving the educational outcomes of children and young people living in poverty in Glasgow
  • The exceptional progress made in reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment and achievement of children and young people
  • Outstanding approaches to career-long professional learning and leadership which have strengthened the skills and knowledge of staff and, as a result, improved children’s and young people’s attainment
  • In-built sustainability through capacity building is at the heart of the professional learning approaches undertaken across the city.  Education Services has strongly promoted the importance of long-term sustainability across all aspects of their universal and targeted approaches to permanently reduce the impact of poverty outcomes for children and young people

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years has welcomed the excellent inspection report and what it means to the city.

He said today: “The improvements in the learning and teaching in our schools over the last 10 years are nothing short of remarkable and the report today is proof of these achievements.

“Children and young people are at the heart of everything we do and there is no such thing as poverty of aspirations in our schools anymore.

“This is despite the fact that almost half of our pupils live in the 10% most deprived areas in Scotland.

“No one in education uses this as an excuse – we don’t hide behind these barriers– we tackle these challenges head on and as highlighted in the inspection’s key strengths – our children and young people are reaping the benefits in our pursuit for excellence.

“Glasgow’s attainment, achievement, attendance and positive destination figures are the highest they have ever been – our schools are constantly raising the bar and what shines out bright throughout the inspection report is our passion, commitment and relentless drive.

“We will never be complacent and will continue to support our schools to keep delivering for our children – giving them every opportunity we can.

Annemarie O’Donnell, Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council said: “Today’s excellent report card for our schools and nurseries is something to be celebrated by everyone who has been a part of our journey of improvement and who is dedicated to Glasgow’s children.

“This is an excellent endorsement of their hard work, dedication and determination to make sure we nurture our children and young people and give them the opportunities to be the best they can be.”

Education Scotland Inspectors spent two weeks in Glasgow as part of a new model of inspection of local authorities.

HM Chief Inspector of Education Gayle Gorman said: “This report is a real tribute to the teachers and support staff for their outstanding commitment to improving learning, raising attainment and reducing the impact of poverty on learners.

“I’m very pleased to see that staff are well supported and challenged to own and deliver the aspirational goals they have created for all children, young people and families across the city.

“Outstanding approaches to career-long professional learning and leadership have further strengthened staff skills and knowledge.”

Education Scotland Strategic Director of Scrutiny Janie McManus said: “What stood out in this report were the approaches to targeting, selecting and evaluating the impact of initiatives.

“This is particularly well illustrated by the fact that headteachers are now confidently using data to make decisions on how additional funding can have the greatest impact for children in their local context.

“In fact, school staff across the local authority are overwhelmingly positive on how the quality and use of data has improved their work.”

The report is supported throughout with comments from school staff, pupils and parents in the city including:

“Not only are classroom doors open but school gates are open for collaboration.” Class teacher, Glasgow.

“I know what I want to do when I am older – I want to make all schools as good as mine.” Secondary pupil.

“My son is a different person now. With the support of everyone here he just loves maths.” Parent of primary pupil in relation to Glasgow Counts.

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Glasgow Aims to Lead the Way in Asylum Reforms


Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms.


The city is keen to lead the way on proposed changes to the existing system agreed by partners on its Asylum Taskforce, which includes the Home Office.

The proposals would make the process easier – both for people seeking asylum and for local authorities in the towns and cities where they hope to build new lives.

Reforms which Glasgow is championing include:-

  • Allowing asylum seekers dispersed to Glasgow to work here – from six months after their asylum claim has been submitted until final determination of their application. This would afford people dignity and enable them to use their skills to support themselves, as well as easing pressure on local social care services. (Currently a very limited number of asylum seekers with specific skills can request permission to work (if their claim takes over a year to be processed) and permission is rarely granted)
  • The creation of a Regional Partnership Board with members including Glasgow City Council, Glasgow’s Health & Social Care Partnership, the Home Office, Mears, Serco and COSLA. This would commission, monitor and report on ongoing work on asylum in the city.
  • The taskforce also wants asylum seekers to be able to register in regional centres like Glasgow – instead of having to travel to Croydon to do so, at their own expense (after being dispersed to Glasgow) Currently only families and vulnerable people can register in regional centres.
  • An end to people being required to travel to Liverpool to make further submissions. The taskforce believes this is unnecessary and could be more efficiently delivered in Glasgow.

Annemarie O’Donnell, Chair of the Asylum Taskforce and Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council, said: “When people come to our city looking for help, Glaswegians want to ensure we do everything we can to assist them. This piece of work has been carried out in an open and honest environment and I want to thank colleagues from the Scottish and UK governments, COSLA, Serco, Scottish Refugee Council and the West of Scotland Housing Forum for the way in which they have approached this.

“I am confident that the recommendations in this report, and the work that we will now do together, will allow us to do much more to support some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum in the UK and in our city.”

The taskforce, which included Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government, the Scottish Refugee Council, COSLA, the Home Office and Glasgow and West of Scotland Housing Forum, was set up last summer amid concerns about planned evictions of refused asylum seekers in the city. The lock changes have now been paused by Serco, while two legal challenges are heard in court.

Meanwhile, the taskforce has been developing ways in which the relationship between local authorities, the Home Office and their contractors can be recalibrated – to create more of a partnership approach and improve information sharing.

The recommendations were contained in a taskforce closing report and were accepted by all partners, with a commitment from the Home Office to look at each one to determine what can be agreed and implemented.

Glasgow welcomes the highest number of asylum seekers in any UK local authority area and is well placed to pilot process transformation then share its learnings with other cities. It is believed that other areas across the UK are watching developments here with interest.

The proposals would not lead to higher numbers of asylum seekers coming to Glasgow as dispersal would still be managed by the Home Office, with ongoing monitoring through the new Partnership Board.

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Ministerial Visit for Tontine Nurtured Start-Ups with Aspirations to Grow

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Ambitious start-ups with aspirations to scale up, had the chance to discuss their growth plans today (1 March) with Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy as she paid a visit to Tontine, the City Deal business accelerator based in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

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The Minister was keen to hear more about the success of Tontine as a growth incubator and how the model which actively encourages businesses to scale-up, could be replicated in other parts of Scotland.


As a centre of innovation, Tontine attracts and nurtures high growth entrepreneurial talent and is host to many of Scotland’s significant growth companies of the future.


Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes said; “Scotland’s entrepreneurs are hugely important to our economy.


“Tontine is a fantastic example of how the right support can help ambitious tech start-ups to grow.  In particular, it demonstrates what can be achieved when organisations from across the private and public sectors work together towards a common goal.


“I’m really impressed by what I’ve seen here today, and wish all of the companies every success for the future.”


Cllr Angus Millar, Glasgow City Council’s Depute City Convener for Economic Growth added: “Tontine is a fantastic space in which businesses with aspirations to grow can thrive.


“This City Deal funded innovation project champions entrepreneurial drive and provides a boost to the region’s economy, with enterprises fully supported in their ambitions to scale up.


“Tontine is nurturing many young, innovative companies, all of which have exciting futures in store. I look forward to watching these enterprises grow and generate future employment opportunities for the region”.


Tontine was the first Glasgow City Region City Deal project to be completed in the city. Based in the Tontine Building, the former workshop of Scottish inventor James Watt supports and sustains the development of high-growth start-ups in the enabling technology, advanced design and manufacturing, and creative economy sectors; offering high-quality and flexible workspaces.

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Glasgow Film Office helped direct over £19million to city’s economy in 2018


Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Film Office (GFO) has unveiled the latest economic impact figures from the film, broadcast and advertising productions it plays a key role in attracting to the city.


In 2018, such productions brought over £19.1million to Glasgow’s economy – a 26% increase on 2017.  Since its creation in 1997 with a remit to promote Glasgow as a ‘film-friendly’ city, GFO has helped to bring productions that have generated over £320million locally.


GFO acts as a one-stop shop for productions either filming or looking to film in Glasgow, enabling them to meet with other council teams and other public bodies, as well as local location owners.  A key aim of the GFO is to ensure filming has the minimum possible impact on Glasgow’s daily life while bringing the greatest economic impact.


In recent years, a long list of major film and broadcast productions have come to Glasgow, including Outlaw KingThe WifeStill GameOutlanderThe ReplacementShetlandTrainspotting 2Churchill, Wild Rose, Fast & Furious 6 and last year’s city centre filming of Hobbs & Shaw, the spin-off from that globally-successful franchise.


Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader at Glasgow City Council, said: “These latest figures confirm Glasgow’s status as a go-to destination for the film and broadcast industry and both show its importance of filming to the city’s economy.  The work of the council’s film office continues to bear fruit, and the latest figures underline the importance of not only attracting productions but supporting local companies in the industry.  Glasgow Film Office is in continuous discussion with production representatives and location managers, and as a result, more major films and broadcast programmes and features can be expected to be coming to the city soon.”


Claire Mundell, producer at Glasgow based Synchronicity Films, said: “The support we received from Glasgow Film Office – in return for a commitment to use Glasgow-based facilities companies – was extremely important to the production of our BBC1 showThe Cry. The Glasgow Film Office fund is easy to access and encourages local spend, incentivising Glasgow-based production companies like us at Synchronicity to work with other local businesses, thereby growing the industry on the ground here together. We are very grateful for the support we have received on The Cry, and also the two films we brought to shoot in Glasgow over the last two years – Only You and The Party’s Just Beginning.”

GFO also with partners through the Glasgow Film Partnership to make filming on location in the city as simple as possible. Some of the (over 60) members of this partnership include Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Science Centre, SPT, Glasgow Airport and Network Rail.

More detail on Glasgow Film Office is available at: www.glasgowfilm.com.


Justice for NI Veteran Parade Glasgow

11 May 2019
All arrangements in place and authorised by Glasgow Council.
Parade will be led by Greyfriars Pipe Band.
We require 25 Stewards on the day, if you or someone you know would like to attend or help out please do let me know. suzfernando@yahoo.co.uk or log onto our group page below.
Form Up 1040
March Off 1100

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Fund will support independent shops on Glasgow’s historic High Street


A fund will provide support to independent shops on the High Street and Saltmarket, one of the oldest and of the most historically significant thoroughfares in Glasgow, as part of a strategy to regenerate the area.  The appearance and shop fronts and the buildings in which they reside has a considerable impact and influence on an area’s character.


This fund – the Independent Retail Fund (IRF) – is a shop front improvement grant available to tenants and owners of occupied shops on Saltmarket and the High Street.



Glasgow City Council will work with City Property Glasgow Investments and other commercial property owners to provide 100% funds to shops – £5,000 for double units and £3,000 for single units – to enable them to undertake necessary external enhancements / redecoration and other improvements such as removing / upgrading signage, replacing damaged tiles and feature lighting for signage or window displays.


An officer from Glasgow City Council will visit eligible properties to discuss the fund and provide assistance with applications if required.  It is hoped that these improvements will enhance the appeal of the area to visitors, customers and local residents and contribute towards business and consumer confidence.


This project is part of the wider High Street Area Strategy, a five-year plan to redevelop this historic quarter and support small businesses and the local economy.


One of the recipients of the Independent Retail Fund is Bonjour, a new inclusive bar / creative community hub, based at 37 Saltmarket.


Councillor Angus Millar, Depute City Convener for Economic Growth at Glasgow City Council and Chair of the High Street Reference Group, said: “The Independent Retail Fund is an important part of our strategy to regenerate the High Street area in Glasgow.  This particular type of support can be crucial in attracting and keeping independent shops in the area, boosting the local economy and ensuring it develops into a vibrant quarter of Glasgow that is a great location to live and work in, as well as visit.  We will work with any eligible local retailer who is interested in using this fund to improve their business.”


Andrew Sim, Co-Director, Bonjour Ltd, said: “The High Street / Saltmarket area of Glasgow is changing rapidly, due to years of hard work and investment from the local community and the council. The shopfront improvement grant from the Independent Retail Fund will help us open a community focused LGBTQ+ venue in this historic part of the city.”


The High Street Area Strategy (HSAS) will breathe new life into the historic heart of the city around the High Street and Saltmarket through the promotion of the area’s rich history and built heritage, greater support for its small businesses and the local economy, and enhanced public realm.


The area is home to around 6,000 people and features a host of attractions such as the Barras, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Green, the Necropolis, Provand’s Lordship, the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, the Tollbooth Steeple, and key locations on the Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail, as well as independent shops and traders, artists’ studios, bars, restaurants, the Glasgow City Innovation District and the Tontine centre of innovation.


The strategy will be overseen by a cross-party body, the High Street Reference Group, comprising all the councillors representing the wards covering the area.


Other action plans through the HSAS include: working with partner agencies to promote the preservation of built heritage; establishing a Heritage Trail to link the area’s visitor attractions and highlight historical points of interest; introducing a new “Meanwhile Space” initiative to bring vacant shop units into positive use; and exploring more opportunities for quality public space and active travel.

The High Street Area Strategy can be found online here: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=43009&p=0.

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Nursery Pupils Bring Care Home Residents Joie de Vivre

Nursery staff, Janine Al-Gailani (l) and Kathryn O'Neill, with the children and care home residents.

Children from a Glasgow nursery are proving to be an elixir of youth for residents of a nearby care home.

Weekly visits from youngsters at Silverdale Nursery in Dalmarnock are giving residents of neighbouring Riverside Care Home a new lease of life.

Nursery staff, Janine Al-Gailani (l) and Kathryn O'Neill, with the children and care home residents.

The inter-generational project in the former Commonwealth Village benefits young and old alike, as the children learn from their seniors who, in turn, are kept active and alert by their lively young friends.

Margaret Anne MacKinnon, Silverdale Nursery Head Teacher, said: “The children love visiting their friends in the care home and welcoming them into the nursery. It is really lovely to watch them interact with their guests when they are here.

“They do activities like baking and crafts together. It helps build the children’s social skills and they also benefit from the older people’s knowledge and life experience. They really enjoy each other’s company.”

Mark Kane aged 4 with Millie (left) and Margaret

Staff from the nursery take a group of children aged 3-5 years on a short walk to the care home once a week and the following week, care home residents, aged 65- 99 years, attend the nursery.

The youngsters recently joined their older friends for a Teddy Bear’s picnic at the care home and a sponsored walk is also being planned.

Margaret McColl, aged 81, care home resident, said: “I love it when the kids come to visit. They are wonderful and very funny. They make me smile and when they give you a cuddle, it really lifts you up!”

Karen Onodjo aged 4 with Margaret McColl aged 81.

TV programme, The Care Home for Four Year Olds, featured an inter-generational pilot which highlighted the physical and mental benefits for older people in a care home environment.Tests showed the seniors’ mood, memory and mobility all improved during and after regular visits from a group of children.

Janice Ritchie, Riverside Care Home Manager, said: “This project has made a big difference to our residents. When the children come in, our residents are all smiles and the children run to greet people they have a relationship with and who they are really fond of. It keeps our residents young and improves their mood and mobility. Some of our residents have dementia, but when the children visit, they recognise them. It is really amazing!”

Similar inter-generational projects take place at Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership’s two other new build residential care homes – Hawthorne House in Bardowie Street and Orchard Grove in Prospecthill Road.

Cllr Mhairi Hunter, City Convener for Social Care Integration, said: “This project is a really heart-warming example of great partnership working which benefits everyone involved. The children and older people love getting together and learning from each other. It also helps to boost the health and general well-being of the care home residents which is absolutely fantastic.”

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Council budget invests in city communities and protects local services

Glasgow City Council has passed a budget that invests in communities and ensures the city is ready to deal with its half-billion-pounds equal pay bill.

Members today backed the City Government’s budget plan for 2019/20, which will see Council Tax rise by 3% – well below the 4.79% cap set by the Scottish Government.

Spending plans for the coming year will not see the closure of any community facilities, but will invest around £26 million in neighbourhood infrastructure like pavements and roads.

Meanwhile, some £20 million will be invested in developing new community hubs designed to bring together valued local services under one roof.

Council leader Susan Aitken said: “I am delighted that a budget which maintains the importance of Glasgow’s communities, protects frontline services and cherished facilities and continues to invest in this city’s priorities has been passed by Council.


“It is a budget which builds on both the commitments my administration was elected on and the foundations the City Government has laid in social justice and inclusive economic growth.


“It addresses the need for sustainability and carbon reduction; invests almost £50million on community facilities and the fabric of our neighbourhoods; acknowledges the invaluable role of our staff and the need to promote fair work and quality jobs and skills, and it supports the needs of our youngest and oldest citizens.


“Of course, after a decade of austerity we face considerable challenges but I am delighted that we have presented a balanced budget underpinned by fairness. We have ensured that, despite the continued attacks on our poor and vulnerable, we have again done all in our power to protect Glaswegians from the worst ravages of austerity.


“It is also a historic budget because the process of finally ending pay discrimination in this city underway. Justice comes with a price, it presents us with challenges and it accounts for over half this year’s budget gap.


“But these women are entitled to every single penny and this budget begins the process of putting half a billion pounds into the hands of working women – the single biggest act of redistribution that any government has carried out in this city in decades.”

Heading into today’s budget meeting, the city’s spending gap was just under £41 million, largely due to the effects of inflation – and the requirement to set aside cash to meet the initial costs of settling equal pay claims.

Members agreed to close the gap through a range of measures – from prudent use of the city’s reserves to a package efficiency savings; spending reductions, and changes to fees and charges designed to generate more income.

This means the city is able to protect valued frontline services, while investing in key priorities.

This includes a new economic development programme bringing together support for apprenticeships, employment, in-work progression, the Living Wage and social enterprise that will secure Glasgow’s status as a Fair Work City.

City Treasurer Cllr Allan Gow said: “This budget meets the immediate challenges facing the city by balancing our finances, while protecting local services and making long-overdue provision to meet our obligations on equal pay.

“However, our investments in communities and neighbourhood infrastructure are also about fundamentally changing the way we manage our resources in the years and decades ahead.

“For too long, the way we have done things has left the city stretching itself to maintain facilities that are already out-of-date and unfit for purpose. We are determined to build 21st Century services for a 21st Century city.”

Changes to kerbside bin collections – where crews currently service many bins that are less than half full – will see some homes switch to a three-weekly cycle; reducing waste and landfill and increasing recycling rates.

A new environmental ticket levy will establish a £2.50-per-head fee for major events like festivals and concerts held in the city’s parks, ensuring our green spaces and the people who use them benefit.

The city’s successful Holiday Hunger programme, which last summer saw 14,600 young people served more than 131,000 healthy meals and snacks, will continue – and popular initiatives to cut traffic around schools and close streets to allow children to play in a safe, traffic-free environment will be extended.

The last of the city’s infamous red blaes pitches will be eradicated from schools, thanks to a £2.5 million investment in modern Multi-use Games Areas.

Membersalso  signed off on a healthy programme of capital spending; with a total of £94 million available for the first of a new generation of community facilities, a major investment in nurseries and various other projects across the council family.

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Council to provide grant to remediate Waverley berth at Glasgow Science Centre


Glasgow City Council has today (21 February) approved a £50,000 grant as a contribution to the remediation of the berth for the PS Waverley at Glasgow Science Centre.


This grant will allow urgent work – estimated to cost over £108,000 in total, with some components approaching the end of their natural life – to be done that will ensure the berth can meet ongoing requirements for the Waverley.


The Waverley has been berthed at Glasgow Science Centre since its move from Anderston Quay in 2003 to allow the construction of the Clyde Arc Bridge.

Drone View of the Clyde:

The world-famous paddle-steamer is one of a few vessels currently operating on the Clyde for leisure purposes, and is key to maintaining and developing vibrancy on the river and its banks.  The Waverley generates £3.6million for the Scottish economy every year, supporting 136 FTE jobs.


Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “The Waverley has played a notable role in Glasgow’s cultural and economic life for generations, and the council’s contribution to the remediation work at Glasgow Science Centre will help this role to continue.  In addition, in a time where a great deal of work and investment is taking place on the Clyde, the Waverley’s vital contribution to activity on the river and its status as a destination should be recognised.”


The remediation works will take place when the Waverley is not berthed, possibly in May 2019 when the Waverley is at dry dock or in Autumn 2019 when the Waverley will be sailing in the Bristol Channel and South Coast.


More information on the PS Waverley, which sails from Glasgow to various locations on the Clyde coast and the Scottish islands between May – August, can be found at: http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/.