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Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire

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Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire

Kirkintilloch is a town and former burgh in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It lies on the Forth and Clyde Canal, about eight miles northeast of central Glasgow. The town is the administrative centre of the East Dunbartonshire council area, and its population in 2009 was estimated at 19,700.
Post townGlasgow [1]
Administrative CountyEast Dunbartonshire
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS6573
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141

Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kirkintilloch, town and par., in detached part of Dumbartonshire--par., 7146 ac., pop. 10,591; town, on Luggie Water, adjacent to its confluence with the Kelvin, and on the Forth and Clyde Canal, 8 m. NE. of Glasgow and 400 m. NW. of London by rail, pop. 8029; P.O., T.O. 2 Banks; part of the Lenzie portion of the town is in Cadder par., Lanarkshire. Kirkintilloch sprang from a fort on Antoninus' Wall, now represented by a flat oblong mound, at the W. end of the town, called the Peel. Numerous Roman remains have been found, including a legionary stone, preserved in the Hunterian Museum of Glasgow University. Kirkintilloch was made a burgh of barony in 1170; it became a burgh under the Police Act in 1871. Among its industrial establishments are chemical works, iron foundries, steam saw-mills, and a power-loom factory. The weaving of lappet muslin is carried on to a small extent, and coal mining is being rapidly developed in the district.

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