With Doors Open Days just around the corner, we are kicking off August by posting an alphabet of some of the fantastic buildings that will be open next month!
L is for Leven - The River Leven Guided Walk taking place as part of the Doors Open Days in West Dunbartonshire on Saturday 1st September!
This trail covers a wide range of history of Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven. Bridges, glass production, textile industries such as Turkey Red, Robert the Bruce's retirement home and other surprises.
Local historian, David Harvie, is an authority on the textile industries that once spread right through the Vale. You will explore the remnants of what was to become commonly known as the Turkey Red, the strange and often dangerous methods, the world-wide markets and the great social changes that occurred in spite or perhaps because of it. But along the way you will find many other historic features and their stories of interest.
Meet at Dumbarton Bridge (Bridgend side) at 2pm on the day. There is a carpark off Woodyard Road. We finish in Balloch with return by rail if required. Drop-out points are available in Renton and Alexandria where there are stations.