Applecross Basin


Our Bathhouse will sit alongside the old workshop tucked into the curve of Applecross Basin - also known as the ‘old basin’. It was the original terminus of the Glasgow branch of the Forth & Clyde canal, opening in November 1777. From here, atop a drumlin hill to the north of the city centre, you have views all across the city.

Now a place for leisure activities - cycling, jogging and watersports - and creative work in studios at The Whisky Bond, Civic House and Greywolf Studios, in the past this was a hub of industry. The skyline would have been filled with ship masts and industrial chimneys, and the streets with workers and families. Children were born at the Oakbank hospital and taught at Rockville School, both adjacent to the old basin, and both now demolished.