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Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

Description of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal: A 31.5 mile, 3 lock, wide canal from the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk to Edinburgh.

History of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal: Authorised by an Act of 1817 and opened in 1822. Abandoned 1965. Re-opened by the Queen on the 24th May 2002, as part of the 78 million Millennium Link project to restore the Forth & Clyde and the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union canals.
For more details see the History page.

Related Books of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

Related videos of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

  • Fred on Water , Released in 2003, 1 hour 13 minutes Produced by Visionimpact, The 2002 canal journey of Fred Talbot, the TV weather presenter, including the Ribble Link, Lancaster Canal, Anderton Boat Lift and the Falkirk Wheel. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • Boat Lifts of Europe , Released in 2002, 1 hour 8 minutes Produced by VideoActive, Covers several boat lifts in France and germany as well as the Anderton Lift and the Falkirk Wheel in the UK. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

Related External Web Sites of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

  • Re-Union Canal Boats Re-Union operates a canal boat on the Union Canal. We provide a unique space for a range of activities. From training sessions to youth groups, staff meetings to relaxing retreats.
  • James's Canal Pages Information on the Scottish Lowland Canals
  • NB Gamebird Gamebird is a 26-foot Sea Otter narrow boat built in 1998. Her present owners brought her to Scotland in 1999 and she is currently moored on the Union canal at Ratho near Edinburgh.
  • The Falkirk Wheel Everything you might want to know about the only rotating boat lift in the world.
  • The Millennium Link - 2 An information and picture resource of the restoration of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland, including construction of the Falkirk Wheel.
  • Linlithgow Union Canal Society Linlithgow is on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal which is 31 miles long and links the centre of Edinburgh to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk.
  • Scotland's Waterways A British Waterways site covering all the Scottish navigable canals.
  • Scottish Canal Cruising Trips on the Forth and Clyde in central Scotland and view the spectacular Falkirk Wheel.
  • Capercaillie Cruisers Canal Boat Hire in Scotland
  • Hazel's Photos Contains some good shots of the Falkirk Wheel.
  • The Bridge Inn Ratho - Edinburgh Canal Centre The Bridge Inn, incorporating The Edinburgh Canal Centre is an inn that also runs cruises and provides services to boaters.
  • Alvechurch Boat Centres Holiday narrowboat hire from 7 bases. Also boat building and brokerage.

Other Related Pages of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal: Length 70 foot, beam 12 foot 6 inches and draught 3 feet 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Edinburgh Quay

0

0

N

0

Slateford Aqueduct

2.3

0

N

0

Ratho Bridge No 15

8

0

N

0

Almond Aqueduct

Over the River Almond

10.3

0

N

0

Broxburn Bridge No 26

12.5

0

N

0

Winchburgh Bridge No 32

15.3

0

N

0

Queensferry Bridge No 40

Philpstoun

17.3

0

N

0

Manse Road Basin

Linlithgow

21

0

N

0

Avon Aqueduct

23.5

0

N

0

Falkirk Tunnel (East End)

29.5

0

N

0

Falkirk Tunnel (West End)

29.9

0

N

0

Falkirk Locks 1 and 2

31.8

2

N

0

Rough Castle Tunnel

31.9

2

N

0

Falkirk Wheel

32

2

N

0

Golden Jubilee Lock

32

3

N

0

Junction with the Forth & Clyde Canal

Junction with Forth & Clyde Canal

32.1

3

N

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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