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Date 6 June 2017

Event ID 1022737

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Note


The Great Harbour was part of a large late-19th century scheme to create a massive harbour to compete against the Glasgow Docks. The scheme was not successful and the Great Harbour part was never completed to the scale of the original plan. Much of the spoil from the James Watt dock was used to create an island called the East Jetty (see NS37NW 18.1) and a quay along the former shore line at Ladyburn (NS37NW 17.1).

Information from HES, Survey and Recording (AKK) 2 April 2017.

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