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John Smeaton designed the canal from Grangemouth to Glasgow
1773 Opened from the Firth of Forth to Kirkintilloch
1775 Reached Stockingfield on the northern outskirts of Glasgow
Work put in abeyance due to lack of funds
1784 Construction resumed
1785 Robert Whitworth became chief engineer.
1790 The canal opened over its full length of 39 miles