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Arbroath - Forfar Canal project

Description of Arbroath - Forfar Canal project: A proposal for a canal link from Arbroth to Forfar.

History of Arbroath - Forfar Canal project: In 1788 Robert Whitworth was asked to make a plan and estimate for a canal from Arbroth to within 2 miles of Forfar. In 1817 Robert Stevenson was asked to resurvey a route between the two towns. In 1818 Rennie expressed doubts about the scheme and in 1825 it was rejected in favour of a railway.
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