Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk, Scotland
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N 56° 00.029 W 003° 50.484
30V E 447525 N 6206452
The Falkirk Wheel is found on the back of £50 notes that were issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Waymark Code: WMMD8H
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/03/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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These £50 notes were introduced in 2007 as part of the Bridges of Scotland Series. The front of the note bears a portrait of Sir Walter Scott in commemoration of his 1826 Malachi Malagrowther campaign for Scottish banks to retain the right to issue their own notes. The reverse side features the Falkirk Wheel.


"The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat-lift, is a unique engineering and architectural wonder. The centrepiece of the multi-million pound Millennium Link Project, the Wheel reconnects the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal – thus restoring waterway navigation between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The huge wheel, 35 metres across, is made up of two diametrically opposed arms. At the end of each is a giant, water-tight caisson with a capacity of 80,000 gallons. Despite the fact that it can lift over 600 tonnes, relatively little energy is required to rotate the wheel. As each side is perfectly counterbalanced, when one caisson full of water and boats is lifted, the other is simultaneously lowered."

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Money Issuing Country: Scotland

Currency: Pounds

Denomination: £50

Date of Issue: 09/17/2007

Type of Money: Bank note

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