Scottish town gets funds for waterfront trail to connect castle and downtown

Plans to create a Dumbarton (Scotland) waterfront walkway to link the historic castle to the town centre have taken a giant step forward.

For the proposal was one of four major regeneration projects in West Dumbartonshire to get the green light of a £7 million investment.

The funding comes from West Dunbartonshire Council‘s Regeneration Capital Fund.

And the plans will also see a revamp in Bowling Basin, two public squares in Balloch being established and the Glasgow Road area of Clydebank being revitalized.

And Dumbarton and the Vale MPS Jackie Baillie said: “The Dumbarton Castle walkway will link up the town with one of our key tourism assets and the public squares in Balloch will help change the face of the town centre and create a new civic space for both visitors and residents. The ambitious Bowling Basin project also complements the City Deal plans to redevelop the former Exxon site and create a relief road for the A82. These projects are only the start of a multi-million pound regeneration drive to transform our town centres, boost tourism and create new jobs in communities across West Dunbartonshire.

Dumbarton Castle has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland. It overlooks the town of Dumbarton, and sits on a plug of volcanic basalt known as Dumbarton Rock which is 240 feet (73 m) high.

Photo of Dumbarton Castle by Alan Hughes via Wikipedia.

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