Mini golf and lighting upgrade at The Falkirk Wheel

Scottish Canals invites you to enjoy an adventure like no other this year at The Falkirk Wheel.

Scottish Canals has introduced a nine-hole outdoor Mini Golf course with waterway-themed holes as part of new activities.

The Mini Golf experience is available as part of a range of fun activities for all ages at The Wheel which now includes paddle boarding, bumper boats, waterzorbing, and segways.

Customers will be able to book slots for the mini golf via the Scottish Canals website which will include a nine-hole round and pizza deal available from the Horsebox.

The new lighting upgrade at The Falkirk Wheel has been installed in line with Scottish Canals’ Environmental Strategy 2015-25 and uses LED and low energy lighting.

The installation runs through the Roughcastle Tunnel, along the aqueduct, arches, and The Wheel structure itself. It has also been extended over the Mini Golf experience.

“We are delighted to be able to reveal our upgraded lighting installation alongside our new mini golf activity. Scottish Canals is offering an experience like no other for families, schools, youth groups, days out, birthdays or corporate events at The Falkirk Wheel.”

Like many organisations COVID delayed our usual customer experiences last year, however Scottish Canals used this to time to review our customer experience and introduce some new and exciting features at our destinations.”

Catherine Topley, Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Canals

Following the lifting of restrictions and the move from Level 3 to Level 2 in Scotland, Scottish Canals is pleased to confirm that visitor centres, outdoor catering and accommodation have opened across the network. This includes our boat trips, café and visitor centre at The Falkirk Wheel, self-catering accommodation at the Lock Chambers in Fort Augustus and the Caledonian Canal Centre gift shop and Grab n Go.

In line with the current government guidelines, the canals were reopened to navigation on the 1st May on the Caledonian Canal and on the 13th May on the Crinan Canal. In the Lowlands, limited navigation was available from the 1st May with full navigation available from the 28th.

Notes to Editors

For further information, please contact:

Calhounnah Bain at Scottish Canals on 07917647108 or email Calhounnah.Bain@scottishcanals.co.uk

Scott Lamond at Scottish Canals on 07976524446 or Scott.Lamond@scottishcanals.co.uk

Notes to editor:

The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s only rotating boat lift and one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions, linking both the Forth and Clyde Canal and Union Canal through iconic engineering.

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