MSP Gil Paterson has welcomed a massive funding boost for Clydebank Can on the Canal.
The Scottish Government is giving £747,000 to the regeneration canal Forth and Clyde Canal project.
The funds have been made available from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.
It will support 25 development projects to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in some of the most deprived and remote communities in Scotland.
Clydebank Can on the Canal is a project aimed at involving residents, businesses and organisations in shaping the future of Clydebank town centre and the canal area.
It is a partnership between West Dunbartonshire Council and Scottish Canals funded by the Scottish Government.
It looks to create an active canal, make more of the town centre, create more civic space, boost culture, increase jobs, promote biodiversity and to grow the population of the town centre.
Gil Paterson said: “To have such an amazing and historical waterfront going through Clydebank is a blessing – but unfortunately it is underused.
“I totally support the regeneration works being done by Clydebank Can on the Canal to improve our town centre.
“I would like to thank the Scottish Government for funding the project, as I believe it will have very positive economic and social effects on the town.
“In Clydebank, we seem to be going in the right direction with these regeneration plans and all the transformative developments happening.
“I look forward to this future and for seeing how Clydebank Can on the Canal comes up with to help improve the town centre and canal areas.
“It is also a big contributor to the health agenda by using the very well kept foot paths for outdoor activity, right in the heart of the community.”