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General view from W showing distillery in background

SC 790800

Description General view from W showing distillery in background

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 790800

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content River Leven at Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, from north-west This view from the north-west, taken in 1979, shows the River Leven with, to the left, quays that were used by trading vessels until the late 19th century. The tall building is the Dumbarton Distillery, opened in 1938 on the site of Archibald MacMillan & Son's shipbuilding yard, which had closed in 1930. The last of the Dumbarton shipbuilders was William Denny & Bros Ltd, which closed in 1961. A boatbuilding and repairing business on the west bank is still in existence, and many pleasure craft moor in the channel of the Leven, as seen here. The River Leven runs from Loch Lomond to the Clyde Estuary at Dumbarton. Its entrance to the estuary is a natural harbour, used since prehistoric times. In the medieval and later periods it was a trading centre, but by the mid-19th century the main use of the river was for shipbuilding. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH15


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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