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This evening, my blog theme is the famous Clyde Arc or ‘Squinty’ Bridge which spans the River Clyde linking Finnieston Street (north) with Govan Road and Pacific Drive (south).

The bridge provides a four lane crossing, was opened in 2006 and cost GBP20.3M to build. Designed by Edmund Nuttall Ltd.

Below are a selection of images showing various facets of the bridge and including nearby equally famous sites such as the ‘Armadillo’ conference centre and the Finnieston Crane.

This ‘Squinty Bridge’ stands out on the Glasgow waterfront skyline. Close by can be found the Science Centre with its famous tall tower.

Clyde Arc

Squinty Bridge, Glasgow

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This morning, I collected my group of five guests from the Crown Princess Cruise Ship at Greenock at about 0830am and then proceeded as follows:
  • Drove through the old industrial port areas of Greenock and Port Glasgow, past Port Glasgow Timber Ponds along the River Clyde and acroos the Erskine Bridge to our first stop at Luss, a very quaint and colourful village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Just before the village we stopped to admire some extremely colourful gardens at private houses.

Colourful Garden at Luss

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This evening, my theme is rowing and sculling on the River Clyde at Glasgow, Scotland. This activity has been formalised for at least 150 years using a course between the Tidal Weir at Glasgow Green and Belvidere Straight. Sculling is not permitted in the commercial river channel between Greenock and Glasgow.

Participants of rowing and sculling must comply with the River Clyde Rowing Rules.

Clubs include the Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club and the Glasgow University Boat Club.

There is an annual regatta in May.

Here is the stretch of river looking towards Glasgow City from Glasgow Green.

Single Scull

Double Scull
Elsewhere today, I have been busy collating a vast portfolio of photograph images from the last year or so and posting a selection to my Flickr account, a task which will take some to complete.

On the ancestry research side, posted information on Hunter family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog. Pleased also to see that I have linked up a couple of folks from the States researching their Glasgow, Harper, family history.

Working on a few small group Scotland tours, one of which has now been confirmed.

I am keen to obtain some images of new born lambs but so far have been unsuccessful in finding any in the fields.

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