Shotts wha hae …

On my page about Shannon cranes I showed part of the remains of a crane at Kilgarvan on Lough Derg (it’s a little over half way down the page). I said:

Unfortunately I can’t read the first line […].

I have since had another go, and I think that the first line says

Shotts Iron Works

There was an iron works at Shotts from 1802. The town is in North Lanarkshire, about half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If, gentle reader, you can supply any information about cranes manufactured at Shotts, do please leave a Comment.

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