Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

Ribbon of renaissance which links east and west

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.

Healthy turnover at Falkirk Wheel as visits rise faster than any other UK attraction

THE Falkirk Wheel has enjoyed the largest rise in visitors of any British tourist attraction, figures released yesterday show.

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Canal chief floats his new vision

A STRING of canal-side pubs will open as part of plans to attract 30 million visitors each year to Scotland's inland waterways.

Chemical waste dumped near Falkirk wheel

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.

Cash boost for canal centre

A PROJECT to develop a Canal Heritage Education Centre in Linlithgow has been boosted with £45,000 of Lottery money.

Good turnout on cards at Wheel

THERAPISTS and clairvoyants from the Capital will be taking part in a holistic weekend at the Falkirk Wheel.

Boat show sunk by lack of water

A TOP-class annual boat show has been postponed until next spring because the organisers believed the event did not involve enough water.

Scots artists float waterway trail plan

SPECTACULAR works of art could be installed along the new canal link between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

A wheely good cause

FAMILIES are being invited to join a sponsored canal walk to the Falkirk Wheel this weekend to raise funds for children with autism.

ERDC rolls out park-and-ride at Falkirk Wheel

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.

Couple get married on the Falkirk Wheel

A LOVESTRUCK couple yesterday became the first to tie the knot on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift.

Falkirk Wheel does a turn at Christmas

THE Falkirk Wheel has announced plans to open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Falkirk Wheel voted a waterway wonder

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.

Wheel back on roll after vandalism repair work

THE Falkirk Wheel is due to reopen today following a two-week closure to allow for £350,000-worth of repair work.

Vandalised canal wheel opens after £350,000 repairs

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.

Falkirk Wheel turns into top 10 tourist attraction

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.

Visitor target smashed as 200,000 roll up for Wheel

THE multi-million pound Falkirk Wheel canal boat lift has shattered its target for visitors.

Fault forces Wheel to close again

A FAULT has forced the Falkirk Wheel to close for the third time in a month.

Emergency repair after £17m Falkirk Wheel breaks down

THE Falkirk Wheel has undergone emergency repairs after breaking down only a few months after its opening.

Falkirk chases 007’s licence to thrill

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.

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