The Wheel is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s. It opened in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project. The wheel raises boats by 24 metres, but the Union Canal is still 11 […]
The large 18th-century fortress in the Highland council area of Scotland. Work began in 1748, with Colonel Skinner in charge, and the Adam brothers, John, Robert and later James, acting as contractors, overseeing soldiers who provided labour and defended the site against attack.
Airdrieonians Football Club, were a Scottish professional football team from the town of Airdrie, in the Monklands area of Lanarkshire. The team was founded in 1878 as Excelsior Football Club, changing its name to Airdrieonians in 1881. It was elected to the Scottish Football League in 1894. The world’s first penalty kick was awarded to Airdrieonians in […]
The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. Built of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding, The Kelpies are 30 meters high and weigh 300 tonnes each. The Kelpies are positioned either side of a specially constructed lock and basin, part of the redeveloped Kelpies Hub. As part of the […]
Hamilton Crescent is a cricket ground located in the Partick area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club. Hamilton Crescent hosted the first ever international football match, played between Scotland and England. The game was played on 30 November 1872, ended in a goalless draw, and was watched by a […]
The ruins of Lindores Abbey lie on the outskirts of the small town called Newburgh and very close to the river Tay. It’s known as the birthplace of whisky and it can be traced back to 1494. It is the oldest noted evidence of distilling. Distilling was mostly used to produce perfume or alchemist substances. As the […]
The female domestic sheep, was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. Born on 5 July 1996, she was euthanized on 14 February 2003, aged six and a half. Sheep can live to age 11 or 12, but Dolly suffered from arthritis in a hind leg joint and from sheep pulmonary adenomatosis, a virus-induced lung […]