|Heads of a Kelpie, a mythological horse|
Will the children of tomorrow still be interested in the castles where Kings and Queens of the past were born, or forts where battles were won and lost? I'm sure some will, however the world is an ever changing place. A world where technology and great scientific inventions prevail.
|The Falkirk Wheel|
If we want to keep the children of the future interested in the past, I believe we need to link the two and one such example is the Falkirk Wheel. Built on the site of a disused tar works, an industrial site which was nothing but a blot on the landscape and a hazard to the local inhabitants health. The Falkirk Wheel www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk enables boats to travel along the Forth & Clyde (c.1790) and Union (c.1822) canals, by acting as a boat lift between the two.
The aqueduct that meets the Wheel, joins the waterways together
The Falkirk Wheel is 79 feet high
The whole experience can be enjoyed by taking a trip on a canal boat