Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Falkirk Wheel.

Scotland’s canals were once vital avenues for goods transport but the railway age left them to fall into dereliction. A millennium project restored two of the country’s major canals, the Union and the Forth and Clyde that were linked by a series of eleven locks to raise boats from one to the other a distance of 115 feet, taking most of the day.  The construction of this modern engineering marvel changed all this. This is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world allowing its rotating arms to literally scoop boats up to the higher waterway. Named after its nearby town, which the new 'Pink Bus[1]’ service links to both the town and The Kelpies

[1] A Scottish Government funded bus service to encourage tourists to visit both these marvellous attractions.

On site entertainment provided....
....and of cause plenty of water!

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