Enjoying the Canal
2 boys cycling on canal towpath with canal boat cruising along canal beside

"Faced with a daily choice of commuting into Glasgow City Centre by bus or bike, the existence of the Forth-Clyde canal path makes me get on my bike.  It's the ultimate traffic-free, pollution-free alternative to main roads and makes getting to and from work a pleasure, rather than a pain.  The route is generally well maintained and the recent removal of narrow 'pedestrian-only' gateways has also made it much easier to negotiate." 

Robin McLellan

Living & Working on Glasgow's canal

Glasgow's canal offers an exciting, contemporary place for people to live, work and relax, with opportunities for a waterside lifestyle, right in the heart of the city.

New residential communities are springing up along Glasgow's canal and existing communities are being transformed. Sustainable, mixed use housing developments make Glasgow canalside areas a great place to live.

Relax and play

The canal is a place to connect with wildlife, a green corridor within the city. So get outdoors and enjoy all the things to do on and around the canal. Developments such as the paddlesports centre will provide new opportunities for exciting outdoor activities, but already fishing, boating and cycling are happening along the canal. Whether you walk, run or cycle, living on Glasgow's canal makes it easy to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Get outdoors with the dog, cycle into the city to work, or take in the canal when you're out for a run.

Check out these projects contributing to making Glasgow's canal a great place to live.

  • Firhill Water-Based Community

    A new water-based community in the canal basin at Firhill of up to 18 houseboats in a horseshoe arrangement.

  • Maryhill Locks

    A new community neighbourhood of around 800 new homes is taking shape at Maryhill Locks - not just another new housing development, but shops, cafes, businesses and community facilities are all part of this canal-side village within the city of Glasgow.

  • Maryhill TRA

    Transformational Regeneration Areas will focus on building a mix of affordable houses, as well as creating training and job opportunities for local people. Maryhill is one of these areas.

  • Port Dundas Vision

    Port Dundas has the potential to create a new, exciting city quarter, attracting people and investment to the area.