Kirkintilloch (kûrkĭntĭlˈŏkh) [key], town (1991 pop. 33,024), East Dunbartonshire, W Scotland, on the Forth and Clyde Canal. An engineering center, the town has factories that produce mining machinery, valves, and concrete. The electrical power system of S Scotland is controlled from Kirkintilloch. Chartered in the 13th cent., the town is located on the line of the Roman Antonine wall.
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