Roughrigg Reservoir

A disused reservoir in North Lanarkshire, Roughrigg is located 4½ miles (7 km) east of Coatbridge and 7 miles (11 km) south southeast of Cumbernauld. Built 1846-49 by the Airdrie and Coatbridge Water Company for the supply of drinking-water but also to feed the Forth and Clyde Canal, via the Monkland Canal. The water company bought out the canal's interests in 1874. It is now the property of Scottish Water and is no longer involved in the supply of water. Impounded by a sizeable earth embankment dam at its western end, the reservoir covers an area of 55.8 ha (137 acres). It supports a recreational fishery, managed by Roughrigg Angling Association.

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