Firth of Clyde, a scenic waterway in the West of Scotland





(Above image is a capture of the Firth of Clyde from Lyle Hill, Greenock)

This evening, I am posting information on the Firth of Clyde in the West of Scotland.

Isle of Arran and Firth of Clyde


Firth is a Scottish name for bay or estuary, i.e. where the River Clyde joins the sea. This firth is in the shape of a dog-leg, initially flowing N.W. from Glasgow to Gourock then turning abruptly south
On the southern and eastern sides of the Firth are towns such as Port Glasgow, Greenock, Largs, Ardrossan, Irvine and Troon whilst on the north and west can be found Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Dunoon, Rothesay (Isle of Bute) and Great Cumbrae Island.

The towns mentioned above cover a mix of industrial, residential, golfing and holiday destinations.

The route along the coast offers views, scenery and photographic opportunities.

Firth of Clyde from Wemyss Bay


 Firth of Clyde looking west towards Dumbarton


 Bird life on the Clyde at Dumbarton


Firth of Clyde at low tide in winter.



Firth of Clyde from Greenock.



Ailsa Craig, Firth of Clyde.







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