UNLOCKING THE UNION CANAL
Looking at traces of the industry still visible in the buildings of the Old Town
Scotland’s Canals played a defining role in the history of the Industrial Age of Great Britain and Ireland and each has a fascinating and unique history. Join the Scottish Waterways Trust for a 2 hour guided walk to explore the social and industrial history of Fountainbridge and Edinburgh’s Union Canal, opened in 1822.
Year of Innovation Architecture and Design: Explore the innovative Leamington Lift Bridge, outstanding aqueducts and association with eminent engineers on our journey along the Union Canal - an extraordinary example of Georgian civil engineering.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
A Children’s Heritage Hunt activity will be available for the wee ones.
The walk is approximately 3 miles, on towpaths and footpaths. Wear comfortable walking shoes!
Meet at Edinburgh Quay, behind Akva Bar, EH3 9QB.
Edinburgh Quay can be accessed at the junction of Fountainbridge and Gardner’s Crescent through a pedestrian walkway next to Akva Bar. Look out for Re-Union’s purple boat!