Walk of the week: The Pineapple near Falkirk - The Scotsman
26 Apr 2015 ... The rhododendrons which you would expect to find on a rambling old estate will
soon be in bloom, providing a great backdrop for much of the walk. Equally
enjoyable are the views across the Forth to the Ochil Hills. This is a great spring
walk for all the family – pack a picnic and take time to enjoy the ...
Walk of the week: The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel - The Scotsman
31 May 2015 ... At the halfway point of the walk, the Falkirk Wheel is a more established attraction
, having been opened by the Queen in 2002. It is the world's only fully rotating
boat lift and links the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is welcoming
coach loads of visitors, and is a great example of how industrial ...
Walk of the week: Two canals and Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk - The ...
13 Apr 2014 ... TAKING public transport to the start of a walk can be problematic – some main
roads in Scotland are served by infrequent bus services and many areas are
nowhere near a railway station. However, when it comes to walking along the two
canals which pass through Falkirk (and the town's iconic feat of civil ...
Walk of the week: The Falkirk Wheel and the Antonine Wall - The ... 31 Jul 2008 ... THE Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire, stretching
from Bo'ness, on the River Forth, to Old Kilpatrick, on the Clyde. Much of it was
just a large ditch with ramparts on the southern side, topped with turf and
interspersed with forts.
Walk of the Week: Helix Park and The Kelpies - The Scotsman
2 Mar 2014 ... URBAN walks are often ignored in favour of the countryside. ... This can take the
form of beautiful architecture or, in the case of this walk at a new regeneration
area outside Falkirk, take a route that, while not in bucolic ... While on this route
last week I saw a heron and roe deer – not your typical urban life.
Falkirk Council 'to help pay Orange walk costs' - The Scotsman
19 May 2016 ... FALKIRK Council has voted to stump up half the traffic management costs for an
Orange walk taking place next month. At a meeting of the executive committee
earlier this week, the authority agreed to pay the sum for the event on Saturday
June 25, organised by the Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland ...
Walk of the week: A Beecraigs circuit - The Scotsman
19 Dec 2015 ... The 913 acre Beecraigs Country Park lies in the Bathgate Hills, two miles south
of Linlithgow. The park, which caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational
activities, is open daily from 9am and closes at 10:30pm in summer and at dusk
in winter – plenty of time then to explore its many attractions ...
Walk of the week: Linlithgow and Cockleroy - The Scotsman
12 Jan 2014 ... This walk was my New Year wake-up stroll, designed to blow away the cobwebs
and get the legs pumping. Starting in the centre of Linlithgow and along the
Union Canal, you are soon above the town amid rolling farmland. Then comes
the country park. Although there are a lot of trees, the route avoids ...
Walk of the Week: River Avon, Linlithgow bridge - The Scotsman
29 Dec 2014 ... Wildlife, including the easy-to-spot goosanders, abounds and the feeling of being
a lot further from the urban and industrial sprawl of Falkirk and West Lothian is
strong. More evidence of the industrial heritage of the area is seen on the return,
along a section of the Union Canal towpath. But again, the peace ...
Walk of the week: Linlithgow and the Union Canal - The Scotsman 21 Feb 2011 ... ... and I left the ancient burgh of Linlithgow for a river and canal walk,
encompassing part of the nine-mile River Avon Heritage Trail, a visit to
Muiravonside Country Park, returning along the Union Canal towpath. Here's
how we got on throughout the day. Map Ordnance Survey map 65, Falkirk &
Walk of the week: Meikle Bin - The Scotsman 13 Dec 2009 ... Maps of the 1920s show no forestation and no reservoir, simply the upper
reaches of the meandering River Carron. The valley was dammed in the 1930s to
create a 1,000 acre reservoir, four miles long and three-quarters of a mile across
at its widest point; the new water supply for Falkirk and Grangemouth.
Manager refuses to walk away despite worst ever winless run - The ... 28 Nov 2005 ... RANGERS begin another troubled week contemplating the thought that a
unhelpful set of results this weekend could condemn Alex McLeish's side to sixth
place in the Scottish Premier League. If that doesn't focus the mind ahead of the
visit of Falkirk and then a Champions League second-stage clincher ...
Walk of the week: Blackness to Bo'Ness - The Scotsman
20 Jul 2014 ... BLACKNESS, on the shore of the Firth of Forth is blessed with two lovely little
beaches, both affording good views over the water, towards the Ochil Hills. With
the village's own dramatic castle providing a scenic backdrop, it can be a place
you might wish to linger.
Falkirk Wheel set for £1 million refurbishment - The Scotsman
8 Mar 2016 ... THE Falkirk Wheel- one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions – is set for a
mini revolution as a £1million programme to refurbish the world's ... trip on the
Wheel, the attraction also boasts a range of activities, from water zorbing, a water
play park, woodland walks and cycle routes, to Segway tours.
Site of last Jacobite victory to be mapped - The Scotsman
30 Jun 2017 ... The battlefield where the last Jacobite victory of the 1745 Uprising was won will
be mapped out for the public for the first time following a campaign by history
enthusiasts. Visitors to the Battle of Falkirk Muir site will “walk through history”
after the 1745 Association secured landowner permission and lottery ...
10 unmissable Scottish dog walks - The Scotsman
31 Mar 2017 ... The list includes: Loch Morlich in the Highlands, Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire,
The Kelpies in Falkirk, Kelvingrove PArk in Glasgow, Inveraray Jail in Argyll and
Bute, Linlithgow Loch in West Lothian, Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and
Galloway, North Berwick in East Lothian, Eyemouth Beach in the ...
Walk of the week - The Scotsman 19 Dec 2004 ... After the Battle of Falkirk in 1746, prisoners taken by the Jacobites were held at
Doune. They included a young Rev John Witherspoon, who later emigrated to
North America and became one of the architects of the Declaration of
Independence. Our walk starts at Doune Ponds, a series of old gravel pits that ...
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