Forth and Clyde Canal is a canal which crosses central Scotland and was opened in 1790. It is 56 km (35 mi) long and it goes from the River Carron, at Grangemouth, to the River Clyde, at Bowling. The highest section of the canal crosses nearby Kilsyth, where it is supplied by an aqueduct which collects water from (the scope built) Birkenburn Reservoir in the Kilsyth Hills, stocked in another scope-built called Townhead, near Banton. From there it supplies the canal via a feeder from the Shawend Burn, near Craigmarloch. The canal continues past Twechar, via Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs to the Maryhill area north of Glasgow town centre.
The Forth and Clyde Canal Society, involved in the restoration and preservation of the canal, offers boat trips for the general public.