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Forth & Clyde Canal: Reservoirs, Wrangles and Rorts

Tuesday 12 March, 2pm

The Forth & Clyde Canal is a thin ribbon of water linking Scotland’s East and West coasts. Thin though it is, the canal embodies stories and infrastructure that make it much more than just a ribbon. This illustrated talk explores some of the stories of the canal: stories of

Glasgow–Edinburgh rivalry, of merchants using their wealth to exploit the canal and its construction, and stories of the web of structures that have supported the canal from its first days.

In partnership with Scottish Local History Forum.

image of sluice gate on the forth and clyde canal

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