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Dalmuir and Dalmuir Shore, Dumbartonshire

Historical Description

DALMUIR and DALMUIR-SHORE, villages, in the parish of OLD KILPATRICK, county of DUMBARTON, the one 2 miles (E. S. E.) and the other 2½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Old Kilpatrick; containing respectively 526 and 187 inhabitants. These places are in the vicinity of the Forth and Clyde canal and the road from Glasgow to Dumbarton, and on the south flows the river Clyde. They each partake in the manufactures of the parish, and there is a quay for domestic traffic, of very ancient date. Among the works are a paper-mill, a bleachfield, and a soda-factory: the last, established by the grandfather of the present Earl of Zetland, stands on the margin of the river, its furnaces and chimneys contrasting remarkably with the surrounding scenery, which is very pleasing. The principal stream of the district, supplied by two lakes, falls here into the Clyde.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis