Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

Archive for September, 2010

Union 10 – Canal Anniversary.

On the weekend of 24-26 September 2010, approximately 60 vessels made the journey from Edinburgh Quay to Falkirk Wheel, to celebrate 10 years since the Union Canal re-opened.

The flotilla arrived at Falkirk and progressed through the locks and onto the completely unique engineering marvel, the world’s only rotating boatlift, the Falkirk Wheel. The flotilla comprised narrowboats in all their varied decorations, many with additional festoons for the occasion, some other cruisers and some Edwardian steam launches.

Edwardian Steam Launch Enteres Falkirk Wheel 4761

Fire at Brucefield Industrial Estate Sunday update

Update of the situation late afternoon on the Sunday immediately following Thursday’s inferno.

The roof has collapsed on top of what remains of the factory floor preventing access to pockets of burning embers trapped beneath. The fire fighters can pump as much water in as they like but the fire won’t totally go out until they can expose it and deal with it.

There as a large demolition digger with a claw pulling bits off and a tender crew standing by to hose down each new flare up that erupts as the embers breath fresh air.

To date the only injury reported was a minor burn to the back of someone’s hand. Four firefighters were taken to hospital as precautionary measures after feeling unwell while tackling the blaze. All have been released. Read more