After two great years we are busy planning Clydebuilt 2019! We will return to the Clyde and the Riverside Plaza on the 21st and 22nd of September stick the date in your diaries now and keep and eye on our pages for updates closer to the time.
Expect chances to get on the water in canoes; it's trying your hand at traditional skills; it's listening to fiddles choons with a pint while boats play on the water or strolling through our market looking at all the products hand made in Glasgow. There will be boat launches and rowing races, steam bending and story telling, sea shanties and beer. It'll be bright, colourful and surprising. It'll be unexpected, and it'll be really quite boaty!
The Festival runs from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday and is totally FREE!
We're based around the plaza of the Riverside Museum with good car parking and easy transport links to the city centre.
We'll have loads happening over the weekend but we’re still figuring it all out. Watch out for info soon!
On the Water
On Saturday have our huge Castle to Crane race returning for it’s 3rd year.
Dumbarton Castle - Great for seeing the start.
Bowling Harbour where our pals at the BHive at Scottish Canals are putting on a shebang to help cheer the boats on.
Glasgow itself - we race up past the Tall Ship and the Festival Site before finishing at the Finnieston Crane. You get a great view from Bells' and Millenium bridges!
On Sunday we’re excited to have two new additions to our festival! We’re bringing 6 Dragon boats and to the Clyde in a show of mad racing and loads of noise! If you want to book your crew a boat just head over to the page. As it that’s not enough we’re also working with Canal Craft to bring the inaugural small craft regatta.
As well as all the structured stuff we’ll have free open canoeing for anyone to try as well as lots of people’s private boats around just for the fun of it.
Keep an eye on the site for future parties
Riverside Museum Plaza
100 Pointhouse Road
How to Get Here
The Riverside Museum is easy to drive to. Right off the A814 express way. Just follow signs for the Museum or use the postcode G3 8RS. Parking is metered and not very cheap - you might want to park elsewhere and get public transport to us.
The 100 Bus runs regularly between the City Centre and the Riverside Museum. You can see a timetable here
Trains from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Helensburgh stop at Partick Train Station. It's a ten minute walk from there to the Museum
Subway from around Glasgow will stop at Partick if you shout 'Boats' really loudly when approaching the stop.
The Govan Ferry will be running through the festival. It runs from 10-6 back and forward all the time. If you're coming from the south consider getting to Govan and coming over by boat to get in the spirit. Or you can always row to the site if you have your own boat and want to join in!
If you'd like to get in touch for any reason please use the form below or by the methods to the right.
CASTLE TO CRANE: If you have specific questions about the race please read the Frequently Asked Questions before emailing. We're happy to answer any and every question you may have if it helps you come take part in the event, but it really helps us if you can check there before getting in touch.
Contact: Ben Wilde
Tel: 0141 357 3699
All website photography by Steven Landles, Brendan MacNeill, Leanne Fischler and Hana Wilde