Just over 3 years ago I uploaded a video of the Falkirk Wheel and since then it has received nearly 100,000 views online . I have now decided to releaes a unique video screensaver of the Wheel . My video shows the wheel turning and transporting a canal boat from one canal to the other . I have speeded up the video as it takes about 5 minutes for the whole transfer to take place
The Falkirk Wheel is an iconic image of Scottish engineering enabling canal boats to be transferred from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Visitor figures for the UK’s top tourist attractions have been published today . Edinburgh Castle had over one million visitors in 2008 , although the total for the year represents a drop of 8% . The Falkirk Wheel weighed in with 500,829 visitors , 2.5% less than 2007 . Kelvingrove Art Gallery is Scotland’s top tourist attraction, despite a huge 35% fall in visitors last year.