Videos tagged with "boats"
The Falkirk Wheel - Engineering Marvel [01:04]
See this engineering masterpiece known as The Falkirk Wheel. The Falkirk Wheel is a perfect example of functioning and modern architecture. Located in Scotland, it was designed to reconnect the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. It serves as the only rotating boat lift in the world. The two canals had previously been joined by a fleet of locks, but in 1933, the locks had been dismantled. Officials then pondered what could be done to connect the two waterways. Hence the idea for the Falkirk Wheel was born. Completed in 2002, the engineering marvel measures 35 meters tall. It took over 1200 tons of steel to create along with 1000 construction crew members. Amazingly the wheel only uses 1.5 kilowatts of electricity per hour to turn, powered by ten hydraulic motors. The Falkirk Wheel can carry at least 8 boats at one time, taking about an hour to get from one canal to the other. Boat trips are offered so visitors can experience The Falkirk Wheel. Not only is the wheel an impressive piece of machinery, it also serves as a major landmark in Scotland.
Stream In Spate Ardeonaig Highland Perthshire Scotland [01:09]
Tour Scotland November video of a stream in spate at Ardeonaig on the South banks of Loch Tay on visit to Perthshire Highlands. When boats ran on the loch they stopped at Ardeonaig, where coal was delivered and passengers could disembark. There must have been a ferry service because the minister came by boat to conduct church services.
Fishing Boats Returning To Harbour Pittenweem East Neuk Of Fife Scotland [01:19]
Tour Scotland Autumn video of fishing boats returning to harbour in Pittenweem on visit to the East Neuk of Fife
Inverness, Scotland and the Caledonian canal 38108 [11:01]
Inverness, Scotland. Scenery around Inverness. Statue of Flora MacDonald, Great Glen, lochs and Caledonian Canal. Castle and gardens. Loch Ness. Loch Oich, Loch Lochy. Ben Nevis. Loch Eil. A small stone, thatched cottage with a goat wandering outside. Glenfuinan. Loch Shiel and the statue of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Scotsman is seen riding on horseback. An open air event with Scotsmen in kilts and playing bagpipes. At the event Lord James Murray is wearing his cockade worn by one of his ancestors. Close up of tartan. Lochs and Glens. Culloden Moor where a cairn stands to commemorate the Battle of Culloden. Sheaths of corn stand in field. Heather growing on moor. Stones with clan names - Cameron, Fraser, Mackintosh and Stewart of Appin. Scenery with waterfalls. Falls of Rogie. A close up of a dragonfly. Kyle of Lochalsh and fishing boats. Isle of Skye. Falls of Kilmorack and the Gorge. Old thatched cottages of Ardersier. A young girl walks with a toddler and dog. Another young girl plays on a tricycle. Scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
Fort Augustus - Inverness-shire, Scotland [05:04]
A wander around Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, Scottish Highlands, where the Caledonian Canal enters Loch Ness, watching boats go through the swing bridge which closes the main road to let them through.