Mini Free For All: Southbank Marina - Dandelion
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Mini Free For All: Southbank Marina

A woman in a yellow jacket on the Marigold Sunrise canal boat, in front of the Kelpies in Falkirk
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Photo by Andrew Cawley

  • Calendar 22 Jun 2022


As the Floating Garden tours the Scottish Canal network, it will stop at several locations, visiting local communities along its journey. At each stop a flower singer will come alive, singing harvest songs while you have a chance to pick up some free, easy growing plants - to kickstart your growing journey. Come along to experience the fun and join in on a summer of growing!

Southbank Marina is located a quarter-mile (0.4 km) southwest of Kirkintilloch Town Centre In 1826, this was the terminal for the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway which brought coal from Lanarkshire mines to be transported on the canal. There was an iron-works here and a nickel-works nearby by the end of the 19th C. Peter McGregor's & Sons boatyard operated here between 1902 and 1921 building puffers and scows to be dispatched around the world.

Southbank Marina,
G66 1TJ

Venue and Access Information


The Floating Garden will be moored close to the Cowgate Bridge at its junction with Townhead. Access is via a small road directly opposite the traffic lights junction of Townhead and Luggiebank Road. The access road has a slight slope.

By bus:
No X85 First Express from Buchanan Bus Station to Alexandra Street. It is then a 1min (0.3m) mostly flat walk to the site. Journey time is approximately 40mins and buses run every 20minutes.

Journey time from Glasgow via car is approximately 25mins (9.5miles). The closest car park is Barleybank Car Park on the opposite side of the canal. Parking charges are £1 for an hour. There is free on street parking in Shamrock Street and Oxford Street.


There are no public toilets on site.


All disabled parking pay & display bays (on-street and in our car parks) are free of charge and have no time restriction. Anyone displaying a valid blue badge may park in a ‘limited waiting’ bay or in any marked disabled bay without restriction.


Assistance and well-behaved dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be provided.

Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch

Southbank Marina,
G66 1TJ