Yup having grown up on the land as the farmer’s son, Marlinford Road ran from the old Govan Road down to the river to the point roughly where the Clydebuilt Museum is.
About 100 yards to the right looking North is the Renfrew Fisheries stone which marked the boundary for salmon fishing between Glasgow and Renfrew. Presumably this was at one time the boundary line between Glasgow and Renfrew.
I was told as a youngster, that Mary Queen of Scots used the Marlin Ford on route from Stirling to the Battle of Langside. This may or may not be the case but in a book by James Pagan ‘Sketch of the History of Glasgow’ 1847 on page 17 quotes “Intelligence, however, reached Murray that the Queens Army was marching along the south bank of the River Clyde with the view of fording the river at Renfrew”http://books.google.com/books?id=xiMNAA ... q=&f=false