Videos tagged with "falkirk"
The Falkirk Wheel Central Scotland [01:18]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of The Falkirk Wheel on visit to Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boat lift. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
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.
A Trip on the Falkirk Wheel [08:22]
A trip on the amazing Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland, the World's only rotating boat lift.
Scotland: Highland, Isle of Skye, the Falkirk Wheel [09:40]
Welcome to Scotland's Highlands and Islands, a magical land where the scenery will take your breath away. Country with greatest rivers in the world, following whisky, castle. Enjoy !
Panda takes Holiday in Scotland - VisitScotland [01:20]
Watch Edinburgh Zoo's celebrity male panda Yang Guang take a holiday at some of Scotland's most iconic and surprising locations! We've put his PANDASTIC itinerary here: visit.sc - now go explore!
Tags: scotland, holiday, visitscotland, surprise, yourself, giant, panda, edinburgh, zoo, yang guang, tian tian, glasgow, stirling, falkirk wheel, stirling castle, gleneagles, vacation