A short intro to the tour explaining format and times.3 min
Sept 2020: Weir currently undergoing repair works but you can peer through the fence.5 min
Home to two of the oldest rowing clubs on the river, it is undergoing renovations.5 min
Cast iron, built 1854-55 to replace ferry crossing (Green to Gorbals). Cat A Listed2 min
Site of the oldest clubhouse on the river, and a popular bathing and swimming spot.4 min
An ambitious plan to straighten The Clyde3 min
Site of 1850s outdoor gym, gifted to the city by Mr Fleming.2 min
Site of 1878 public baths and washhouse, bombed during WW2.3 min
Under your feet is an Olympic sized outdoor swimming pool!2 min
The 'Big G' sculpture from 2014 Commonwealth Games1 min
Long before there was a Hampden Park, Kelvin Hall or an Emirates Arena, Glasgow Green was where the city went to play and compete. Gifted to the people of Glasgow in 1450, the Green has long been a focus for public gatherings, fairs, political protests and gigs. However, its long-standing role in nurturing the city’s diverse range of sports is often overlooked.
Taking in lost lidos, jumbo-sized gyms, the first golf and football clubs, the origins of ‘gutties’ and an ambitious scheme by local rowers to straighten the river, Ingrid Shearer of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is our guide on a tour through the city’s true home of sport.
This trail was made as part of the West Boathouse project. The West Boathouse is the long, red-roofed building on the north riverbank, east of the tidal weir. It was built in 1905 for the two rowing clubs who still call it home and has recently been restored by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust