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Below you will find the latest news and press releases for The Falkirk Wheel.

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  • John Muir Festival to open with international launch of The Kelpies

    31 January 2014

    The John Muir Festival 2014 is to open with a spectacular night-time arts event on the theme of Scotland as Home which also marks the international launch of the nation's new cultural landmark, The Kelpies.

  • Accessibility at The Falkirk Wheel

    18 December 2013

    You may have seen some news reports about The Falkirk Wheel not catering for customers with hearing loss. We’d like to point out that we work extremely hard to ensure the Wheel is fully accessible to all our visitors and take pride in the fact that it provides a first class service to those customers who are deaf or experience hearing loss.

  • Santa pays a visit to The Falkirk Wheel

    11 December 2013

    Santa and his elves are leaving the reindeer behind this year to offer kids and parents a one-of-a-kind boat trip on The Falkirk Wheel.

  • The Falkirk Wheel gets an MOT

    30 October 2013

    Annual maintenance works are underway at The Falkirk Wheel to ensure the world’s only rotating boat lift keeps on turning in 2014. The extensive programme of maintenance and improvements covers everything from the Wheel’s mechanical systems and water pumps to its computer programmes.

  • Canal College Sets Sail

    11 June 2013

    Falkirk Provost Pat Reid joined the first young volunteer participants of canal college at The Falkirk Wheel on Tuesday 11th June to celebrate the official start of the trailblazing canal-based skills training programme which will run for the next two years.

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