Photo Gallery for the Falkirk Wheel Area - Scroll down to see all the photos:


Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
(Above) Views of the Falkirk Wheel from the Forth & Clyde canal & Jubilee Lock. The right photo shows Willow entering Jubilee lock carrying a honeymoon couple, just married on board Willow whilst descending the Falkirk Wheel.
Photo Credits: Scott Marine Services
Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
(Above) Willow entering the lower 'Gondola' at the Wheel. It will take 3 narrowboats with the longest boat (Willow) taking the centre position.
Photo Credit: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.
(Above) Once in the 'Gondola' looking back across the basin at Jubilee Lock.
Photo Credit: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.

Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre
(Above) Two views taken from our mooring within the Falkirk Wheel basin. The left photo takes in the queues of folk waiting to board the Scottish Canals trip boat (carries 90 folk up, and then back, down the Wheel). The right photo taken from one of Willow's side hatches.
Photo Credits: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.

Antonine Wall at Roughcastle
Rowantree Burn at the Antonine Wall
(Above) Often missed is the near proximity of the Antonine Wall and site of the Rough Castle Roman Fort just southwest of our Falkirk Wheel moorings - only a short and pleasant walk from Willow's Falkirk Wheel Basin mooring.  
Photo Credit: Scott Marine Services.
(Above) Rowantree Burn (that's stream to those not aware of Scots), cuts through the nearby Antonine Wall - all very pleasant, with very few folk to spoil the tranquility.
Photo Credit: Scott Marine Services.

Falkirk Wheel at night
Falkirk Wheel at night
(Above) Some views of the Wheel with its night time lights, scrolling through different colours.
Photo Credits: Scott Marine Services

Falkirk Wheel at night
Falkirk Wheel at night
(Above) Even better photos of the illuminated Wheel and the reflections - stunning when it's a flat calm.
Photo Credits: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.

Hotel Boat Willow Bow Cabin
Top of the Falkirk Wheel
(Above) A photo more of our Bowcabin really - but it does show the kind of viewing facility Willow has when descending the Wheel.
Photo Credits: Paul Groom, Benfleet, Essex.
(Above) Jubilee Lock, and folk having summer picnics, do appear quite small from the top of the Falkirk Wheel.
Photo Credits: Scott Marine Services

Falkirk Wheel in Rotation
Falkirk Wheel and the Visitor Centre
(Above) The 'Gondola' carrying the three narrowboats will soon rotate round to line up with the gate holding back the water within the Aqueduct. Once the gates line up water can be pumped in between the two gates and the gates subsequently lowered to join the aqueduct with the 'gondola'.
Photo Credit: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.
(Above) An interesting shot of one of the 'Gondolas' during its rotation. The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre shaped and glazed to afford best vision of the Wheel in motion.
Photo Credit: Scott Marine Services

Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct and Visitor Centre
Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct
(Above) The aqueduct at the top of the Wheel is necessary to provide the link bridging the canal with the top of the Falkirk Wheel - attractive in its own right.
Photo Credits: Left - Scott Marine Services; Right - Dom Scott, Palmerston North, NZ.

Top Falkirk Wheel
Roughcastle Tunnel
(Above) Photo from Willow's bow looking along the aqueduct to the Rough Castle Tunnel.
Photo Credits: Ian Williams, Praratoud, Switzerland
(Above) Antonine, Scottish Canals' Trip Boat, emmerges from the south portal of the Roughcastle Tunnel.
Photo Credit: Scott marine Services

Hotel Boat Willow at Roughcastle Locks
Willow at Roughcastle Staircase Locks
(Above) Willow waits at the bottom of Roughcastle Staircase Locks, waiting for the trip boat to enter and turn in the basin, before descending the 'Wheel'
Photo Credit: Scott Marine services
(Above) Once through the Rough Castle Tunnel we turn sharp left and ascend the two chamber Rough Castle staircase locks, up to the original level of the Union canal.
The Union Canal was originally linked to the Forth & Clyde Canal via a flight of 11 locks. However, these were filled in when the canal fell into disuse in the 1960s. On restoration of the Lowland canals, at the beginning of this century, the Falkirk Wheel (together with the Rough Castle staircase locks) were built as an alternative link.
Photo Credit: Liz West, our pal from Nb Uisge Beatha.