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Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a relic of Scottish industrial history.

From the 19th century through to the 1950s Glasgow and the River Clyde was a powerhouse of shipping and shipbuilding which generated demand for a dry dock facility to facilitate the inspection and repair of the bottom of ships. This demand was satisfied by construction of the Govan Graving Docks (Dry Docks) which were built between 1860 and 1875 by Clyde Navigation Trust.

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Avon Gorge, Scotland

Today, I joined a small group hike centred on Linlithgow and the Forth & Clyde Canal which is a route located about eighteen miles west of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark, Scotland. Location is equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh being 30 miles S.E. of former and 35 miles S.W. of latter.

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