Call for a Public Inquiry Into Govan Graving Docks


We are calling on the Scottish Government, The Secretary of State for Scotland and The Lord Advocate to launch a full public inquiry into Govan Graving Docks.

We have reason to suspect that Glasgow City Council and certain Council members are preparing an agenda to railroad through the plans of housing developers despite overwhelming public opposition to housing development at the site.

The Petition

Please sign the petition calling for a public inquiry at

The dry docks at Govan – Govan Graving Docks – were completed in the late nineteenth century with the last one to be built, the large dock nearest to Govan Road, opening on 27th April 1898.

Commissioned by James Deas, the Chief Engineer of the Clyde Navigation Trust, No. 1 dry dock and No. 3 dry dock were the deepest dry docks in Britain when opened and could accommodate the largest ships in the world…

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