A Tale of Two Canals

Join the Scottish Waterways Trust for a fun, free two-hour guided tour around The Falkirk Wheel.

Packed with quirky facts and fascinating stories, the tour will explore the history of the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals, and the building of the iconic Falkirk Wheel which rejoined the canals for the first time in 70 years.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes a trip to the recently excavated historic lock flight – hidden to all but the most determined of visitors!

There will be some walking involved on uneven ground at the site, and unfortunately our tour may not be accessible for wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.

Participants should wear sturdy boots / shoes and wear appropriate / waterproof clothing.

Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

The meeting point for the tour is outside the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre at 1pm.

Book a place online at ataleoftwocanals.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Gemma on 07795 3154434 or email gemma@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk.

This is a free event but donations are welcome.

About Scottish Waterways Trust

From the water to the banks and beyond, we undertake innovative canal-based projects that create a brighter future for the people, communities and wildlife of Scotland.

We help young people gain the skills and confidence to find work; bring vibrancy, life and opportunities to some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities; encourage people to get active and improve their health and mental wellbeing; and safeguard and improve the rich heritage and environments of Scotland’s canals.

Since the Trust was established over a decade ago, we’ve raised and invested more than £10 million in hundreds of pioneering projects and inspired over 120,000 people to create a brighter future for themselves, their community and Scotland’s waterways.

But, with your help, we can do so much more. Find out more about the work we do and how you can get involved. Or if you would prefer to donate then text ‘canal’ to 70111 to give £3 or visit our Just Giving page.

Points of Interest

Use the legend to find things to do around the Forth & Clyde Canal, and Union Canal