NS4075 : Gruggies Burn beside Buchanan Street

taken 6 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Gruggies Burn beside Buchanan Street
Gruggies Burn beside Buchanan Street
The picture was taken from the main road (Glasgow Road). Buchanan Street is parallel to the burn, on the right (NS4074 : Gruggies Burn at Buchanan Street). Only the nearest few metres of the burn's course are in the OS grid square from which the picture was taken. For a view from further ahead, where the burn flows under the railway bridge, see NS4074 : Gruggies Burn flowing under railway bridge. The burn is usually deeper; there had been little rain in the weeks before this picture was taken.
Gruggies Burn

This burn in Dumbarton arises from the confluence of the Garshake and Overtoun Burns. In the past, some have linked its name to Bishop William Scroggie, but it is far more likely that it takes its name from the Grugie family who, in the 17th century, lived near the point where the turnpike road (on the line of what is now Dumbarton Road) crossed the burn by means of a bridge that was shown as "Grugiesbrigg" on Roy's Military Survey; the family name is now associated with the burn as a whole. The burn flows into the Clyde a little to the east of Dumbarton Rock. The prominent deep channel there on the shore was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had a factory nearby, and who transported their completed machines across the Clyde by barge.

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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4064 7500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4928N 4:33.1878W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4065 7501
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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