Bleak Scenes

Abandoned places, lesser-known attractions, and assorted oddities

Bowling Harbour

Bowling Harbour is a small, shallow harbour on the north bank of the Firth of Clyde, protected by a stone breakwater. It contains the wreck of a fair sized coaster, and the remains of numerous smaller vessels in various states of decay. I visited it several times in 2010 and 2012.

There was a derelict pier just down river from the breakwater. The building that once stood behind it had been demolished, leaving piles of brick debris scattered about.

The Forth and Clyde Canal connects to the east end of Bowling Harbour. It presented a cheerful contrast to the harbour.