New app unlocks story of Forth and Clyde Canal

The Forth and Clyde Canal’s past is to be brought into the present with the launch of a new app for smartphones.

The app will complement a series of walks and information boards being created as part of the ‘Unlocking the Story’ project led by Scottish Waterways Trust in partnership with Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, Lambhill Stables, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and the National Theatre of Scotland.

Jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery’s ‘Your Heritage’ programme and Glasgow City Council, the £114,000 project aims to build on all the great work being done by individual cultural hubs along the Canal by connecting and cross-promoting their many different stories.

By downloading the app onto their phone, people will be able to scan QR (quick response) codes on new marker posts and existing signs along the towpath, giving them access to audio, video, photographic and text stories about the Canal – from its heyday and wider history, to its present day reinvention.

To read more about the ‘Unlocking the Story’ project, click here.

 

Published: 2013.03.06 NEWS
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