James P Deans | Linlithgow Canal Basin

Linlithgow Canal Basin

August 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Since the building of the Falkirk Wheel and the building of several bridges, including one under the M8, the Union Canal has really come back to life. 

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All the photos here were taken in Linlithgow in the same evening. 

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The canal was built not that long before railways took over freight, so it was not used as much as its' creators would have anticipated. 

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Linlithgow Canal Basin always has some great reflections. 

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The Union Canal was reopened in 2004 having closed in 1965, although short sections of the canal had been used for learning canoeing, etc, whilst the canal was not navigable all the way through. The Ratho Inn commenced its' dining sails on the canal long before it reopened. 

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There was no commercial activity after the 1930s. 

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A some great views, from the tow path and bridges. 

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Some good views under the bridges too. 

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Various views of the Linlithgow Canal Basin. 

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There are some cracking properties next to the canal. 


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Another view of the Linlithgow Canal Basin. 



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