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    Clydebank is the historic heartland of the Scottish shipbuilding industry located on the banks of the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow.

    During the 19th century, Clydebank grew from a small village to one of the world’s major ship building centres. The town was originally known as Barns o’ Clyde, but changed its name in 1882 to Clydebank after the Thomson brothers relocated their shipyard to the village and began building tenement housing for the workers.

    Visitors can learn all about the local, social and industrial history of the region at the fascinating Clydebank Museum. Scotland’s most unusual visitor attraction, the Titan Crane, is also located near the town. There are also a number of heritage sites near the town including part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, which marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and mysterious stone outcrops with carved symbols to the north of Faifley.

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