Pick of the Archive – Bowling Harbour

Bowling Harbour

Bowling Harbour, Dunbartonshire

Having been derelict for many years, Bowling Harbour near Dumbarton in Scotland is currently undergoing redevelopment. The image above was taken in December 2007 and while the wooden pier remains are still present, the warehouse structure adjoining the pier has since been demolished.

The harbour at Bowling was once used as a mooring for Clyde steamers. A number of abandoned boats lie in the harbour and while they were still present the last time I was there, they were due to be cleared as part of the redevelopment.

The Forth and Clyde canal meets the River Clyde at Bowling and the North Clyde railway line runs adjacent to the harbour. Following conservation on the canal it is now possible to navigate the entire length of the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.

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