Talk covers long history of canal
Rutherglen and Cambuslang residents are being encouraged to go along to the next meeting of the Lanarkshire Family History Society.
The April speaker will be Tom Lawton on‘The Forth and Clyde Canal, Past and Present’.
His talk will range from the canal’s conception in the 18th century to its decline and closure in the 1960s.
He will also cover its reopening in 2001 as part of the Millennium Link project, which was the largest canal restoration undertaken anywhere in Britain.
In its heyday the 35-mile long canal provided a route for seagoing vessels to travel between the Forth and Clyde, running from the River Carron at Grangemouth to the River Clyde at Bowling.
Tom will also cover some of the recent projects associated with the canal.
These include the famous Kelpies at Falkirk Pinkston Watersports – Glasgow’s community paddlesports centre; and the Scottish Waterways Trust’s Canal College – an outdoors heritage skills training programme for young people.
The meeting takes place at 7pm on Thursday, April 14, in the GLO Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell.