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Glasgow City Deal: Reflections on a river

Words: Simon Wicks
River Clyde waterfront

Glasgow once owed its prosperity to the River Clyde and the industries it spawned and supported. Simon Wicks wonders where the river fits now into a city – and region – that is trying to reinvent itself for the 21st century

Despite being attached to a Glasgwegian (ok, she’s from Lanarkshire), my previous visits to Glasgow have been merely fleeting ­– to pick up a camper van for our jaunts up the west coast and into the Highlands and islands, for instance. I’ve never taken the time to become even passingly familiar with the city.

First impressions stick. Stepping into the city centre from Grand Central.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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