The Union Canal was opened in 1822. This canal ran
from Port Hopetoun, near the centre of Edinburgh, to Falkirk where it
joined the Forth and Clyde Canal using a series of locks.
between the canals was lost for many decades, but has now been
re-established through the creation of "The Falkirk Wheel" - a unique
revolving boat link, which transports boats (and the water they are
floating in) between the two canals.