NOT so very long ago, a walk along much of what was left of the canal network linking Edinburgh and Glasgow was a pitiful experience. Supermarket trolleys and old mattresses lay dumped in the murky water, overgrown tow paths were a haunt for vandals and wildlife was disappearing.
THE Falkirk Wheel has enjoyed the largest rise in visitors of any British tourist attraction, figures released yesterday show.
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A STRING of canal-side pubs will open as part of plans to attract 30 million visitors each year to Scotland's inland waterways.
Police and environmental officials have launched a joint investigation after several large bags of chemical waste were found dumped near the Falkirk Wheel tourist attraction.
A PROJECT to develop a Canal Heritage Education Centre in Linlithgow has been boosted with £45,000 of Lottery money.
THERAPISTS and clairvoyants from the Capital will be taking part in a holistic weekend at the Falkirk Wheel.
A TOP-class annual boat show has been postponed until next spring because the organisers believed the event did not involve enough water.
SPECTACULAR works of art could be installed along the new canal link between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
FAMILIES are being invited to join a sponsored canal walk to the Falkirk Wheel this weekend to raise funds for children with autism.
ERDC, the Edinburgh-based civil engineering and construction firm, has formally opened the £2.8 million park-and-ride facility at the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift.
A LOVESTRUCK couple yesterday became the first to tie the knot on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift.
THE Falkirk Wheel has announced plans to open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
THE Falkirk Wheel has been voted one of the top seven waterway structures in the UK, only four months after it was opened by Her Majesty the Queen.
THE Falkirk Wheel is due to reopen today following a two-week closure to allow for £350,000-worth of repair work.
THE Falkirk Wheel will re-open on Monday after a two-week closure for £350,000 of repairs, after vandals flooded the unique canal boat lift.
THE newly opened Falkirk Wheel has already become Scotland’s third most popular tourist attraction, knocking the Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland into fourth place.
THE multi-million pound Falkirk Wheel canal boat lift has shattered its target for visitors.
A FAULT has forced the Falkirk Wheel to close for the third time in a month.
THE Falkirk Wheel has undergone emergency repairs after breaking down only a few months after its opening.
HE MIGHT like to try a pint of 80/-, neither shaken nor stirred. James Bond, having caused mayhem in many of the world’s most glamorous and sophisticated cities, could be on his way to Falkirk.