Forth & Clyde Canal - the rise and fall:

The Forth & Clyde Canal stretches 35 miles from Bowling on the Clyde, to Grangemouth on the Forth. It was built between 1768 and 1790. It allows boats to travel all the way across central Scotland, coast to coast, travelling through city centres, suburbs and remote and beautiful countryside. We take a trip down the Forth and Clyde Canal at Maryhill in Glasgow. Guthrie Hutton and Tommy Lawton of the Forth and Clyde Canal Society tell us about the history of the canal and the work involved in getting the canal up and running again. Tommy demonstrates how canal locks work by sailing his boat through the Maryhill section.