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Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, G65 0AQ, United Kingdom (55.97654 -4.05597)

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Name: Kilsyth topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 55.93654 -4.09597 56.01654 -4.01597
Minimum elevation: 37 m
Maximum elevation: 561 m
Average elevation: 168 m


The civil war Battle of Kilsyth took place on hillsides between Kilsyth and Banton in 1645. Kilsyth was later closely associated with the various attempts by the Jacobites to regain the crown. Bonnie Prince Charlie is reported to have spent the night in the town in January 1746. The battlefield is now under the Townhead Reservoir (Banton Loch) which is a largely artificial body of water used to feed the Forth and Clyde Canal, close to its highest elevation. The canal was cut through Dullatur Bog in 1769-1770 bringing economic benefit to Kilsyth. (It apparently disturbed many small toads which relocated by hopping northwards).

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