Clyde heritage on the Bosphorus


Sarayburnu on the Bosphorus © David Gill

The Sarayburnu was used on the Bosphorus route until 1984 when she was withdrawn from service. She was built by Fairfield in Govan, and launched in 1910. She was originally owned by the Bosphorus Steam Navigation Company, and took the name Sarayburnu in 1952 when she was taken over by Denizcilik Banasi T.A.O.

Heritage Scaffolding


Signage at Dumbarton Castle © David Gill

The Governor’s House at Dumbarton Castle was in a state of restoration during a visit in 2015. But Historic Scotland had provided an information panel about the use of scaffolding over time.


Entrance to King George’s Battery at Dumbarton Castle © David Gill

King George’s Battery was created in 1735.

Dumbarton Castle: Portcullis Gate


Portcullis Arch, Dumbarton Castle © David Gill

The Portcullis Arch provides access from the lower part of Dumbarton Castle. It probably dates from the 14th century.

The castle is built next to the Clyde.


Portcullis Arch, Dumbarton Castle © David Gill