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Glasgow’s Forth and Clyde Canal: an engineer guided walk

Event organised by ICE

16 June 2024
14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)
Garscube bridge at Hamiltonhill Claypits
Garscube Link, off Garscube Road, A81
Glasgow, G20 7JX
United Kingdom

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The Forth and Clyde Canal has always had a pivotal role in transforming Glasgow, from its original construction funded by the merchants of Glasgow, right up to modern times. Today the Claypits nature reserve, the new Stockingfield Bridge and the canal's role in urban drainage and land use, mean it is more relevant than ever in changing how Glasgow looks and how it's inhabitants live.

This engineer led walk along the canal will explain how the engineering works, how it's inextricably linked to the social history of the city and how the canal has an exciting modern role responding to the effects of climate change and transforming the face of Glasgow and the lives of those who live, work and visit.

The walk is being offered as part of Glasgow Science Festival, which engages with people from all ages and backgrounds, and this walk will reflect that. It will start at the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve, walking towards the Kelvin Aqueduct.

In partnership with

Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

Launched in 2007, Glasgow Science Festival (GSF) has grown to be one of the largest science festivals in the UK. GSF takes memorable events to non-traditional venues across the city where we engage with around 100,000 people, from all ages and backgrounds, through the June festival and tens of thousands more through our community projects.

For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Pollock