Join Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as she marks the
opening of the celebrations by unveiling celebratory
artworkdesigned by local schoolchildren. Come along to the Wheel
between 12.30 and 3.30 on Friday 6th July. (Please
note that the Cafe, Gift Shop and Boat Trips will be closed on
Friday 6th July. External catering facilities will be available on
the site, and the gift shop and boat trips will recommence from
Join us on Saturday 7th July to see a
spectacular flotilla of 60 vessels including the oldest passenger
boat in Scotland, Ratho Princess (1923) and White Wing
from the Scottish Fisheries Museum, as
well as a programme brimming full of water and land based
activities and performance.
On the water activities include canoeing, 'waterwalkerz' and
'rollers', model boats, fishing taster sessions, a visit from 'HMS
Invincible' and a colourful raft race. And not forgetting boat
trips along the Forth & Clyde Canal and on The Wheel itself.
Many of the flotilla vessels will be open to view, whilst others
will be an intimate performance area for storytelling or musical
On land, there will be lots to see and try. For the more daring,
there will be abseiling off the Wheel to try. For those looking for
a gentler introduction to the pastimes available on the Scottish
canals, there'll be guided walks and a cycling clinic. Added to
this, there will be unicycle displays, nine vintage fire engines to
explore, rescue demonstrations and the Antonine Guard to watch.
Comperes for the day, Radio Forth and Clyde, will be introduce
the performance programme which will run throughout the day and
feature a host of local and national bands and musicians. And
there'll also be ballet and theatre performances, a comedy slot put
on by the forthcoming Funny in Falkirk
Festival, storytellers, book readings and facepainting.
Get together with friends or family and build a raft to compete in the Wheel 10 Raft Race. Will you make it from one side of the basin to the other and back without getting wet?
Email Jonny at My Adventure or call on 0131 332 3356.