Industrial Heritage in Southern Scotland.

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace
Founded in 1753 by a Lake District partnership, Bonawe is the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain.
Boness and Kinneil Railway
The Boness and Kinneil Railway is home to an exciting collection of railway buildings, locomotives, equipment, carriages and wagons.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
The story of Glasgow and the River Clyde is brought vividly to life at Clydebuilt, the Scottish Maritime Museum at Braehead.
Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank
A visit to the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank is a unique chance to step back into the world of the Victorian ship designer. Built in 1882 the Denny Tank was the first commercial ship model testing tank built in the world.
Easdale Island Folk Museum
The Easdale Folk Museum aims to show a snapshot of life on Easdale Island as it was in the 19th Century, when the Island was the centre of the Scottish slate industry.
Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a masterpiece of engineering which transports boats between the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal. It is the only circular boat lift in the world.
Glenkinchie Distillery
Glenkinchie distillery, like so many others, was founded by farmers and is situated in a quiet hollow, surrounded by the fields which supply the barley for malting on site.
Hidden Treasures Museum of Lead Mining
Wanlockhead is Britain's highest village, sitting over 1500 feet up in the dramatic scenery of the Lowther Hills. At Hidden Treasures visitors can explore the rich culture and heritage of Wanlockhead and its people.
Motherwell Heritage Centre
The main feature of the centre is the multi-media 'Technopolis' facility This takes the visitor from the arrival of the Romans in the area, through the rise and fall of heavy industry to the present day regeneration of the district.
New Abbey Corn Mill
New Abbey Corn Mill is a well-kept secret in the village of New Abbey, five miles south of Dumfries.
New Lanark World Heritage Site
Over 200 years ago the beautiful sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark were founded in a dramatic gorge in Southern Scotland. Soon the village became known all over the world because of the work of mill owner and social pioneer Robert Owen.
Preston Mill
Picturesque Preston Mill sits on the River Tyne which still drives the mill's water-wheel. The conical roofed kiln and red pantile roof of these old 18th-century buildings hold a magnetic attraction for artists and photographers.
Robert Smail's Printing Works
Step back in time at this completely restored printing works and see how printing was done at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Scottish Fisheries Museum
The Museum researches and tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present.
Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine was once one of Glasgow's main trading ports. Now it is the home of the Scottish Maritime Museum. The Museum was set up in 1983 and continues to expand with new displays, exhibits and facilities.
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is now the acknowledged focal point of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland.
Summerlee Industrial Museum
Summerlee Industrial Museum is a VisitScotland '4 Star' attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award winner. Its 22 acres are based around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks.
Weaver's Cottage
This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage contains the last example of the 800 looms working in the village of Kilbarchan in the 1830s.

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