Volunteer Opportunity: Treasurer / Finance Officer

Govan Docks Regeneration Trust (SCIO) are seeking applications for a volunteer treasurer / finance officer to oversee the organisation’s finances as well as to support funding applications / fundraising and development of business plans. The Charity has just completed a consultation with the local community about the future of Govan’s historic A-listed dry docks. TheContinue reading “Volunteer Opportunity: Treasurer / Finance Officer”

Could You Help to Shape Govan’s Future?

Govan Docks Regeneration Trust, SCIO is seeking applications for new Trustee appointments to guide the organisation through the next exciting stages of development. Local residents in the G51/G52 area are particularly welcome as the Trust seeks to deliver community consultation and engagement around the potential future for the iconic, A listed Govan Graving Docks. IndividualsContinue reading “Could You Help to Shape Govan’s Future?”

Festive Greetings From Govan Docks Regeneration Trust

We’d like to wish all our followers and supporters a merry and enjoyable festive season. 120 years since the opening of No. 3 dry dock, 2018 has certainly been a significant year for Govan’s historic graving docks. We’ve seen proposals announced to bring the docks back into use as a working ship repair yard andContinue reading “Festive Greetings From Govan Docks Regeneration Trust”

We Are Seeking Applications for New Board Members

Could you help shape the future of one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the World? The A-listed Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow have been derelict and overgrown for 30 years and have spent most of that time land-banked by property speculators. In August 2018 Glasgow City Council decisively refused planning consent forContinue reading “We Are Seeking Applications for New Board Members”

Govan Graving Docks: Where Do Your Councillors Stand?

Originally posted on CDPI Blog:
As reported in the Evening Times (Super-yachts and river taxis could be set for the Clyde, Wed 24th April 2018), it is extremely disappointing to see the SNP councillors in Govan nailing their colours to New City Vision’s mast. Ferguson Marine are putting forward a golden opportunity for skilled jobs,…

Why Oppose Housing Plans – Surely We Need New Housing?

A small number of people have questioned the reasons behind the campaign and why we are challenging plans for housing development at Govan Graving Docks. Surely we need new and especially affordable housing? Yes we agree that new housing is always needed but there are other disused sites not far from Govan Graving Docks thatContinue reading “Why Oppose Housing Plans – Surely We Need New Housing?”

Background of the Graving Docks Campaign

The Campaign to restore Govan Graving Docks as a heritage asset was launched in 2014 with an online petitition, that has now attracted almost 12,000 signatures, calling on Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government to support the creation of a heritage park on the site and block proposals for a major housing development byContinue reading “Background of the Graving Docks Campaign”

Govan Graving Docks Documentary

In 2017 the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative commissioned Govan-based social enterprise Fablevision Studios to produce a short documentary film about Govan Graving Docks. The production team interviewed members of the CDPI team, expert historians, artists, former dock workers and others about the docks and what the site means to them. We hope this short filmContinue reading “Govan Graving Docks Documentary”