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CodeNA8230
Dates1793-1880
Person NameMacNeill; John (1793-1880); engineer
SurnameMacNeill
ForenamesJohn
Epithetengineer
ActivityIn 1835 there was an attempt to link Stirling by canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal. It was claimed that such a canal would give Stirling direct communication with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley. It was proposed that it should run via St Ninian’s, Bannockburn and Denny to join the Forth and Clyde either at Lock 20 or at Castlecary, Falkirk. The engineer, John MacNeill (1793-1880), proposed the erection of a bridge to connect the Corn Exchange, Stirling with the proposed canal. After a survey of the route, the cost of the canal was estimated at over £90,000. The Forth and Clyde agreed to subscribe £50,000; but even so the subscription list was never completed.
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