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Port Dundas

A district of north central Glasgow, Port Dundas lies a mile (1.5 km) to the north of the city centre. It developed as a landlocked terminal in the 1790s in association with the linking of the Glasgow branch of the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Monkland Canal. In the 19th century, the emergence of textile mills, chemical works, grain mills, distilleries, glassworks, iron foundries and engineering works turned the site into a flourishing industrial location. By the late 1960s many of these industries had declined, the original Port Dundas basin was drained and the M8 motorway constructed.


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