Gruggies Burn :: Shared Description

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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NS4075 : Gruggies Burn beside Buchanan Street by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Dumbarton Foreshore Walk by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Disused railway bridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Ballagan Beds beside Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Bench beside Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Footbridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Gruggies Burn flowing under railway bridge by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Disused railway bridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Bridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Footbridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Silverton Post Office by Thomas Nugent
NS4074 : Gruggies Burn at Buchanan Street by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Confluence of burns by Lairich Rig
NS4075 : Glasgow Road crossing Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4074 : Disused railway bridge over Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Gruggies Burn by Thomas Nugent

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Created: Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Updated: Wed, 2 Aug 2017

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