Banton Loch

(Townhead Reservoir)

A small loch in North Lanarkshire, Banton Loch (also known as Townhead Reservoir) lies a half-mile (1 km) west southwest of Banton on the eastern edge of Kilsyth. The loch contains the small Speirs Island which was once rather larger and has associations with the Battle of Kilsyth, which was fought nearby in 1645. The loch expanded to supply the Forth & Clyde Canal, which passes a half-mile (0.8 km) to the south, and later became the property of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Colzium House lies a quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the west.

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