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Forth and Clyde Canal near Auchinstarry
Auchinstarry is located in North Lanarkshire
Auchinstarry shown within North Lanarkshire
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55°58′N 4°03′W / 55.96°N 04.05°W / 55.96; -04.05Coordinates: 55°58′N 4°03′W / 55.96°N 04.05°W / 55.96; -04.05

Auchinstarry is a village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK, near to Dullatur, Kilsyth and Queenzieburn. It is the site of a Roman fort.

Auchinstarry Basin is on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and a £1.2m regeneration project has created a mooring basin for boats with 56 pontoon berths, a hard standing area for 40 boats, and a customer facilities block, partly funded by British Waterways Scotland. The basin was officially opened in September 2005.

The Environment Advisory Service (EAS), a government agency, has implemented a number of sustainability features at Auchinstarry Basin:

  • Deploying recycled materials in all parts of the construction process
  • An innovative pump which draws heat from the canal; it is believed that this is the first such use of canal water in the UK
  • Plans for installing wind turbines, and a new pub which is self-sufficient in its energy needs


It is also home to Auchinstarry Quarry which is a very popular rock-climbing destination, boasting a very wide range of climbing.

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