Ripples of re-opening

Ripples of partial re-openings can be felt along Glasgow’s stretch of the Forth and Clyde canal, as some businesses begin reacting to the slight easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Paddle sports at Pinkston 

Pinkston Watersports Centre in north Glasgow is re-opening this weekend, 6 and 7 June 2020, on a very limited basis in line with phase 1 of the lockdown.

The flat water park will be open to local paddlers (canoes, kayaks, SUPs) and swimmers based within 5 miles of the centre and all sessions should be booked in advance online via Pinkston’s website.

People must bring their own equipment and start times for the 1-hour long sessions will be staggered, while toilets and changing facilities will not be available.


Elsewhere, Glasgow Wake Park is also re-opening on a limited basis. Again, local riders with their own equipment based within 5 miles of the park can enjoy the park.

Customers must book over the phone in advance. There will be one cable operator on the dock at a time in a sectioned off area and only one customer or family group can be on the dock/bridge at a time, with a one in, one out system in operation.

For more information and booking visit Glasgow Wake Park Facebook page.

Worked up an appetite

If you’ve managed to work up an appetite during the watersports activities, or if you’re enjoying a walk or wheel along Glasgow canal, the good news is Ocho Café has launched a new takeaway service.

The favourite Speirs Wharf spot will be open for takeaway business this weekend Friday 12pm – 4pm and Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Ocho Café Facebook page for the latest updates.

Safety first

Businesses re-opening along Glasgow canal in line with Government guidelines can’t wait to welcome those that they can back, however, please remember social distancing and others rules. Look out for one another and the staff you see.