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Camlachie's Barrels connect the oceans - assisted by Royalty

12th June 2001
a) Official re-opening of the Forth & Clyde Canal. Jim Reilly with HRH The Prince of Wales.

b) Prince Charles performs the ceremony with Camlachie's barrel.

c) Jim Reilly and Prince Charles formally pour water from the Clyde into the Forth to signify the joining of the two halves of the canal.

d) "You have now successfully completed the first module of our apprenticeship course, your highness."

210 years after the Canal was first opened, Camlachie Cooperage's services were required in the ceremony re-opening this waterway after a 40 year period of decay and disuse.

See the Prince Of Wales website for more.

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