The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland, Great Britain

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after the town it resides in of Falkirk in central Scotland. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930 s as part of the Millennium Link project. The plan to regenerate central Scotland’s canals and reconnect Glasgow with Edinburgh was…

The Clyde Auditorium, known as the Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland

The SEC Armadillo[ (originally known as the Clyde Auditorium) is an auditorium located near the River Clyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of three venues on the Scottish Event Campus, which includes the SEC Centre and the SSE Hydro. Plans for a new building to increase the capacity of the SECC complex were initiated in 1997. Designed by architects Foster and Partners, the 2,000 seat venue…

Clyde Tidal Weir, Glasgow, Scotland

In 1901, in an effort to maintain the water level of the Clyde as it runs through the Green, Glasgow Corporation built a tidal weir. This also creates the unusual system of two distinct ecosystems existing side by side, with the Clyde on the west side of the weir being saltwater, while it is fresh water on the…

The Forth Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Forth Bridge[ is a cantileverrailway bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles (14 kilometres) west of Edinburgh City Centre. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland (having been voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in 2016), and is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. It was designed by the English engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker. It is sometimes referred to…

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland

The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. The West Highland Railway was built to Fort William by Lucas and Aird, but there were delays with the West Highland Railway Mallaig Extension (Guarantee) bill for the Mallaig Extension Railway in the House of…