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Falkirk

The town is a junction of Forth and Clyde & Union canals, a location which helped to the growth of this town during the industrial revolution.

Helix

The Helix is a land transformation project to improve the water connections between communities in Falkirk district.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies are 30m horse-head sculptures in The Helix park, Falkirk, Scotland. It is the largest equine sculpture in the world.

“The Kelpies” Name Origins

The Kelpies are named after mythological shape-shifting spirits who inhabits the lochs and pools of Scotland. They usually appear as a horse and anyone who can get hold of their bridle will have command over it. Kelpies said to have a strength and stamina of at least 10 horses. The sculpture stands near canals, which were used in Great Britain to improve transportation power over horses.

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Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift and engineering icon throughout the globe. It reconnected Glasgow with Edinburg in 2002 through a canal system for the first time since 1930s, when old 35m height and 11 locks system was dismantled. You needed a day to pass that, while the Falkirk wheel lifts a boat in a matter of minutes.

Canal Lock

Lock is a system created to lift or to lower ships on stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways. It is a sector or multiple sectors of water which raise or lower it’s levels with a boat within gradually releasing it on a different elevation.

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