Canal plans of Scotland, 18th-20th centuries

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A small selection of maps and plans relating to canals in Scotland. The earliest of these relate to the Forth & Clyde Canal, actively planned from the 1760s. The Monkland Canal was constructed during the 1770s to bring coal from Old & New Monkland to Glasgow. The Caledonian Canal, along the Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William, was begun in 1804, partly opened in 1822, and completed in 1847. The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal, connecting Edinburgh with the Forth & Clyde Canal at Port Downie, near Camelon, was opened in 1822.

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(ordered by canal name)

Caledonian Canal

Crinan Canal

Forth & Clyde Canal

Hamilton to Rutherglen Canal

Tay and Loch Earn Canal

Loch Spynie Canal

Tweed Canal

Union Canal


Miscellaneous - not yet located

These plans are from our Stevenson Archive.