In 2023 Clydebank was named as one of seven Scottish towns to receive £20 million from the UK Government, over the next 10 years, as part of the Long-Term Plan for Towns. The endowment-style funding is aimed at supporting delivery of local priorities and ambitions, as decided by the local community. A key component is the setting up of a Town Board to bring together community leaders, employers and local authorities to deliver a Long-Term Plan for the town and put it to the local community for consultation. This approach is designed to provide long-term certainty and facilitate strategic thinking. Clydebank’s Town Board, who will oversee the delivery of investment priorities, was established in early 2024. Liz Connolly, Principal of West College Scotland, has been appointed as Chairperson. Other members of the Town Board include Councillor Lawrence O’Neill and Councillor Clare Steel.

The Town Board, in conjunction with the local community, will prepare a Long-Term Plan (10-year vision for the town) to guide the funding spend and a 3-year Investment Plan. The Investment Plan will provide a list of interventions which will be delivered during 2024-27 and contribute towards realising the longer-term vision.

The Long-Term Plan will build on the 2021 Clydebank Town Centre Development Framework and identify action using a centre-based approach.