Clydebank Can is a Community Links Scotland project, funded for two years by the Scottish Government’s Community Inclusion Fund.
This new project aims to bring people together for a more socially and economically active and vibrant Clydebank town centre.
Our purpose is to enable greater use of the local canal and bandstand area, bringing local people together and giving them the opportunity to perform and enjoy music and entertainment in Queens Square.
There are also a number of free community activities on offer including music lessons, photography courses, cycling and kayaking – find out more by visiting the website and following us on facebook.
By bringing young people together to develop their musical abilities, Awestruck Academy are growing new talent in musical performance.
Last year 25 young people aged from 12 to 18 learnt a musical instrument through weekly classes as well as practicing at home.
In December they came together to form a band and gave a live-streamed performance.
Registrations are now open for more young people from Clydebank to take up free music lessons starting this month.
Complete beginners and all abilities are welcome!
Y Sort It engage local young people to increase access to education and employment.
They are offering free cycle hire for all the family including lunch every Saturday.
They also offer cycle rides, outdoor activities and kayaking for anyone aged 10 to 25 who wants to take part.
Allan Young, Youth Work Outreach Co-Ordinator for Y Sort It, said: “With so many families under immense pressure at the moment, it is so important that young people have somewhere they can come to be outside and safely interact with each other.
“The cycle rides we’ve been offering give young people freedom to explore their neighbourhoods safely and connect with each other whilst socially distancing.”
Last year Clydebank Housing Association secured funding to build a ramp which provides access to the canal from Centre81, a community centre and gym in Whitecrook.
The ramp is being developed over the next few weeks and will soon be ready for use to allow easy access to the canal from the community centre.
This will further increase outdoor activity so local people can make the most of the canal and surrounding area.
Many more activities are planned this year for everyone in the community. Check out the new website which has a directory of more than 200 local organisations and community groups, so you can find out what’s going on in your local area.