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River Clyde

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The River Clyde flowing through Glasgow
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The River Clyde flowing through Glasgow

The River Clyde (Scots Gaelic: Cluaidh) flows from its source in the "Lead Hills" area of lowland Scotland to its mouth near Glasgow at the Firth of Clyde, where it flows into the North channel of the Irish Sea. The Clyde Valley near New Lanark is particularly fertile, and home to many tomato greenhouses and garden centres, as well as being a magnet for tourists. The Clyde is also well-known for its shipbuilding which has declined in recent years, but saw the launch of such well-known ocean liners as the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth 2. It has a total length of about 106 miles (176 km), making it Scotland's third longest river.

Major riverside towns

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