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From the late 1950s into the mid-1970s, the Clydeside was very busy with industrial activity. Shipyards were working to full capacity and the River Clyde was packed with boats and ships of every size. Watt presents us here with a scene of industrial sandgrabs at Victoria harbour in Greenock. The Clyde Port Authority’s tender, Torch, can be seen in the distance with the yellow funnel.

Scottish Maritime Museum





oil on canvas


H 91 x W 122 cm

Accession number

2017-031 (002)

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2016

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Scottish Maritime Museum

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