Share your canal memories with us!

Do you have memories of the canal over the past 30 years? Perhaps you attended an event or festival on the canal? Did your parents or grandparents work on or near the canal? Did you ever take a trip on the Nolly Barge? Have you lived nearby and remember the changes that have taken place around the local area? If so, we want to hear your story!

Our heritage project

The Glasgow Canal Co-op is calling on local people and communities to contribute to a new digital archive of the Forth and Clyde Canal, helping to shine a light on some of the incredible social and cultural changes that have taken place between Port Dundas and Maryhill over the last three decades from the 1990s to the present day.

This new digital archive is backed by Historic Environment Scotland and will include relevant projects from the past 30 years such as events, art installations, oral histories, performances, interpretation or exhibitions. The project aims to bring together information on the role of communities, cultural activities, and environmental improvement work in the canal’s recent history.

How can you get involved?

The Co-op is looking for material in a range of formats, from promotional materials and annual reports to photographs, video clips and website links, so we can capture what canal-related projects have taken place, what they did, who was involved, the results and what happened next.

If you have a memory, story or photograph to share please contact Anna by email: