Once unknown to all but the local waterway aficionados the edinburgh terminus of the union canal is now an attractive place to meet friends eat and drink or take a canalside stroll and watch the colourful boats. The union canal provides a great route in and out of edinburgh ideal if you commute by bike but also great for an excursion or to keep fit.
Union canal edinburgh. The concerning footage reveals what used to be the towpath in falkirk has collapsed allowing water to spill out of the canal. Union canal rapidly emptying near linlithgow. The canal seen from the viewforth bridge.
Its 32 miles of revitalised waterway aquaducts tunnels and bridges offers walkers joggers cyclists and waterborne craft an alternative and at. The union canal runs just over 30 miles from edinburgh quay to the falkirk wheel the world s first rotating boat lift. This magnificent waterway traverses part of the scottish lowlands and joins two major historical cities falkirk and edinburgh.
News weather union canal. The union canal full name the edinburgh and glasgow union canal is a canal in scotland running from falkirk to edinburgh constructed to bring minerals especially coal to the capital it was opened in 1822 and was initially successful but the construction of railways particularly the edinburgh and glasgow railway which opened in 1842 diminished its value as a transport medium. The breach has flooded scotland s busiest railway line between edinburgh and.
Researched and written by jeannette briggs. Aerial images show part of the canal s embankment near polmont was washed away during wednesday s severe weather. Mike harvey who shared the video said.
Discover the union canal by bike walking running. Union canal from falkirk to edinburgh. Well for a short time anyway.
Today the union canal is predominantly used by residents out for a walk or schools and universities practicing their rowing but in the 19th century when the industrial revolution saw edinburgh boom the union canal was of immense importance. It was only fully restored and reopened in 2002 under the millennium link project. A shocking clip appears to show the union canal emptying after a path gave way following torrential rain.
Video shows 30 metre breach at linlithgow as storms cause mass flooding the canal burst its banks in the early hours of wednesday morning after thunderstorms hit the country. The 19th century union canal is not a park in the typical sense but like the water of leith it provides a strip of blue and green through edinburgh from lochrin basin in fountainbridge just off lothian road to edinburgh s outskirts and beyond. Just a short walk from the capital s famous castle edinburgh quay is a thriving canal centre bringing alfresco waterside dining to the historic streets of scotland s capital.