3 of Kilbarchan Group’s Walking Group went on another of “Walking Glasgow’s” city walks along the Glasgow branch of the Forth & Clyde canal.
This 2.8 miles branch to Port Dundas near the city centre was built later with the support of Glasgow merchants who thought they’d lose business if the main canal bypassed them completely. Kevin (a previous and excellent guide) shared so much of his knowledge which really helped to make the walk interesting. This included an area called Rockvilla. It was once the familiar name of a district clustered in the north of Glasgow around the canal featuring power looms and sawmills and the timber basin at Spiers Wharf. The area fell into decline in recent years but is being regenerated with the National Theatre of Scotland relocating its HQ here. The company will have access to 3,700 sqm of rehearsal space, costume and set-making – all under one roof.