The Falkirk Wheel – The only rotating boat lift in the world in Falkirk

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 […]

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The first ever penalty kick in Airdrie

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 Kelpies – The horse powered heritage in Grangemouth

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 […]

The first international football match in Glasgow

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 […]