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Monkland Canal

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c.1769 The canal was surveyed by James Watt. Its purpose was to connect the Coatbridge district with Glasgow to develop the local coal trade.[1]

The Company failed as the subscription list was not filled up

1782 the concern was sold to Messrs. Stirling, who eventually became the sole proprietors and finished the undertaking.

1824 The Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway was built as a feeder for this and other canals.

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  1. Aberconway