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in The Clyde Valley, The Garden of Scotland.
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Scotland - The Clyde Valley
visiting Port Glasgow.
The heritage site about Balfron, Stirlingshire.
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welcomes you to the home of the Comet, Scotland.
name of the town of Port Glasgow originates from the time when
it was the port for Glasgow,
which was before the River Clyde was dredged and deepened. For
hundreds of years the primary industries in Port Glasgow have been ship
building and also sugar refining. Today, the town is home to one of
the few Clyde shipyards that are still operational.
was a paddle-steamer launched in Port Glasgow in 1812. Built by Henry
Bell, it became the first sea-going steamship to operate commercially
in Europe. The steamer carried passengers and freight between Greenock,
Helensburgh and Glasgow.
Port Glasgow is now home to a replica of the paddle-steamer.
of Historic Scotland's Newark Castle in Port Glasgow date back
to the 1400s. The Castle currently boasts a collection of historic prints
of the town.
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pictures of Glasgow by the talented photographer, Colin Baxter, interspersed
with an interesting guide to Scotland's biggest city.[col. illus. paperback]
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