Abandoned Scotland: Clune Park, the semi-derelict estate dubbed 'Scotland's Chernobyl'

Originally built to house the shipyard workers in the late 19th century the dilapidated estate is remembered fondly by some and still home to a few people. The Scotsman’s John Devlin went along to meet some of them

Clune Park in Port Glasgow. The semi-derelict estate has been dubbed 'Scotland's Chernobyl'. The estate contains 69 bedsits, 310 one-bedroom flats and 51 two-bedroom flats. Inverclyde Council has already acquired over 50 per cent of the housing on the estate and are attempting to purchase remaining properties. A spokesperson for Inverclyde Council said: "It remains our ambition to acquire properties at Clune Park to allow for the delivery of long term regeneration of the area. "While progress has been frustratingly slow and costly, the ambition still remains and discussions are continuing to achieve this aim at the earliest possible opportunity." No formal decision has been taken by the council in respect of the CPO, but Clune Park has been identified in the Inverclyde Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2023-28 for approximately 100-120 units.

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