Govan's Iconic Grade A Listed Graving Docks: What's next?
During the 19th and 20th Centuries, Govan was the centre of shipbuilding on the River Clyde with "clydebuilt" a shorthand word for robust design quality and workmanship. Since the decline of the shipbuilding industry and their closure 1989, Govan's dry (or Graving) docks have lain derelict. Private developers want to fill them in for high rise housing and retail. A remaining shipyard operator on the Clyde wants to rekindle shipbuilding, reopening them as dry docks again. A local community campaign has been running for the last 5 years to rescue them for industry, heritage, learning and tourism. The grass roots campaign also wants listen to marginalised voices, incorporating existing heritage, wild life, ethnic minority groups who live near by. Let battle commence and may the best vision win!!
Community engagement, Education, Youth oriented