1960’s Blantyre Weir

A previously unseen photo from the early 1960’s. This is Blantyre Weir spanning the River Clyde. Photographed from the Blantyre side looking across to Bothwell. This was before the hydro building was constructed and perhaps taken in Winter or Spring.

The opposite riverbank at Bothwell looks different these days, now with modern large homes recently built in that field. The skyline was however different back then. Beyond the curve on the river out the picture to the right, in the background is the remnants of the former Craighead Bing, which is now flattened and removed. In the foreground, those young trees are now mature, part of the Clyde Walkway and views like this are now largely obscured from Station Road.

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