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Showing posts with label Forth and Clyde canal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Forth and Clyde canal. Show all posts

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Monday 26 March 2018

Port Dundass

The canal at Port Dundass froze over in parts during the storm "The Beast from the East"March 2018

Blue Hue

Blue hue at winter on the canal at Port Dundass Glasgow.

Monday 22 August 2016

Saturday 29 October 2011

Forth and Clyde Canal

A parade of barges to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re opening of the Forth and Clyde canal,the barges are seen here leaving from Speirs Wharf Glasgow on the 24 Sep 2011

Friday 15 July 2011

Wee Spark

The Wee Spark joins the barge Peccadillo at the sea lock at Bowling Basin.

Monday 2 May 2011


Maryhill is a detailed replica of a Clyde coal puffer. The 42ft vessel was commissioned by Sir Robert Smith and was used as a pleasure craft for hire on the Forth & Clyde canal.It has since been sold on.

Built at Ardmaleish on the Island of Bute in 2004.

She is seen here berthed at the marina in Kirkintilloch on the Forth and Clyde canal.

Saturday 3 January 2009

Port Dundas / Forth and Clyde canal

This is the Glasgow branch of the Forth and Clyde canal which joined up with the Monkland canal,[now filled in]

Digging for the canal started in 1768 ,it has to be remembered at this time the depth of the River Clyde at Glasgow was a mere 4ft,so the canal that ran through Glasgow a short distance from the city centre was of great importance.

Port Dundas as it is called was built high on a hill so that the chimneys from the factory's and mills would not pollute the city below.

Barges were able to join the canal at Bowling and sail into the heart of Glasgow, a great plus for merchants who previously had to rely on goods coming from Port Glasgow by poor quality roads.

The mills have now been converted into flats ,it still comes as a surprise to people that a canal is only a short walk from the city centre.