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Here's how we told the story on Thursday, January 15, 2004...

FLAGSHIP plans to transform Clydebank into the tourism capital of Europe WILL go ahead, it was claimed this week.

Officers at Clydebank Re-Built have hit back at suggestions regeneration plans for the former John Browns shipyard site are in danger of collapsing — because of a major shortfall in European funding.

They insist they will receive the £14m they have asked for.

Eleanor McAllister, managing director of Clydebank Re-Built, said: “We don’t want people to think that these plans are going to collapse. I am confident that our projects are so good that they will be the ones which are successful in receiving the money.

“Clydebank and West Dunbartonshire has already received a huge amount of money, which we have done a lot with, so in that we are very fortunate.

“I fully expect our local politicians to support the rebuild plans, to ensure that we receive the rest of the money we need.”

It was revealed last week that scores of regeneration projects throughout the West of Scotland face losing out on vital cash because essential European funding may have been hugely over-subscribed to.

Around 60 regeneration projects throughout Strathclyde have asked for a total of £220m from the European Regional Development Fund, however, only £30m is left.

MSP Des McNulty is confident the regeneration plans will proceed without delay.

He told the Post: “I have had a meeting with Andy Kerr, Minister for Finance, to show him that we have a very detailed plan here in Clydebank. And There has been a lot of public support for what we want to do in the town.

“We are looking for money from a variety of sources and European funding is just one of them.“I will continue working to do all I can to get positive outcomes on the applications we have put forward. I will work very hard to make sure that Clydebank does get the money that is needed.”