‘The Clyde made Glasgow – John Fyfe Anderson’

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The Clyde made Glasgow and Glasgow made the Clyde.

We used to hear this phrase often, usually in relation to shipbuilding industry along the River Clyde.  There are, however, other industrial heritages along the Clyde, such as New Lanark.

Down from New Lanark and Blantyre Cotton Mills in the upstream, in the latter of which David Livingstone grew up, towards the Ocean Terminal at Greenock in the downstream, this documentary traces the history of Glasgow along the Clyde from the late 18th century to the present, with John Fyfe Anderson, a Blue Badge Guide, as the navigator. He is joined by James Wilson of David Livingstone Centre.  


Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
31 minutes
In English
©Japan Desk Scotland 2016


This is a part of Documentary Films Production. This has been screened:

(1) on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Inclusive Glasgow – Documentaries’: and

(2) on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at Moving Image Archive, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Japanese Journeys’