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A Celebration of the Falls of Clyde

20 Aug 2016 @ 9:30 am
21 Aug 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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The Falls of Clyde Heritage Group is staging a weekend of talks and guided walks about the Falls of Clyde.

(Photo: W. Gray)

Saturday August 20. A one-day conference takes place on Saturday and booking is required for this. The conference consists of a series of talks and discussions about the Falls of Clyde in the morning, followed by guided walks in the afternoon.

Sunday August 21. A drop-in day. Members of the public can drop-in to listen to talks and to join the guided walks. Booking is not required for this.

The talks by experts in their field will cover the rich diversity that the Falls of Clyde have to offer, including: the Geology of the Falls of Clyde (Saturday only), the Falls of Clyde as a Designed Landscape, Artists and the Falls of Clyde, and the role of Waterfalls in early Tourism. Discussions will include the future protection and enhancement of the Falls.

Guided walking tours include the Secrets of the Falls (which will take participants beyond the waterfalls to see the View House and the designed landscape), and to the historic ruin of Boathaugh, home of the 18th century traveller, “Lugless Wull”.

On Sunday there will also be an opportunity to see inside the Bonnington Hydro-electric Station.

The full programme for the weekend and details of how to book for the Saturday can be found here.