The Clyde Mission, led by the Scottish Government, brings together public and private sector partners, including seven Councils, to harness the opportunities and competitive advantage of the River Clyde.

The process of the Mission is to be shaped by those who live and work in or near the Clyde Mission area, as well as the organisations and businesses which operate in or have an influence on how the river and surrounding land is used. 

The area’s industrial past has left a legacy of vacant and derelict land and some of the communities close to river are among the most disadvantaged in Scotland.

The Clyde Mission seeks to address the unique opportunities and challenges around the Clyde by ensuring the collective impact of public and private investment is optimised by attracting further investment and by bringing vacant and derelict land back into productive use. It also seeks to address the potential risk that tidal flooding presents to communities, businesses and the city. 

Using the River Clyde as a national strategic asset, the Mission aims to:

  • Create new, good and green jobs and a workforce with the skills to secure those jobs 
  • Use vacant and derelict land for the benefit of the economy, the environment and communities.
  • Adapt to climate risks, especially flooding.
  • Accelerate Scotland’s progress to net zero.
  • Use the river to create better places for people and communities

Find the survey here which will close on 29 March 2021 

Wee Annie, Cleats & Clyde, face mask image by Dave Souza