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Union Canal, Linlithgow

Scenic webcam at the Linlithgow canal centre providing views of the Union Canal as well as the three narrow boats moored there.

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Linlithgow is a small town located between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling in the Scottish central belt. The town is steeped in history, being the birthplace of King James V and Mary Queen of Scots, with the remains of Linlithgow Palace still seen today.

The Union Canal, shown on the webcam, runs through Linlithgow and was built in the early 1800s during the industrial revolution as a means of transporting coal and goods between the ports of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The canal was closed to commercial traffic in the 1930s due to competition from the railway and road links and is now used primarily for public activities such as rowing, canoeing and narrowboat cruises and also acts as a walk and cycle path.

The Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS) operate the Linlithgow Canal Centre which offers boat trips in their three boats; Victoria, St Magdalene and Leamington. The Canal Centre features a museum and the new Canal Heritage Education Centre which lets visitors see the history of the canal, its current use and the wildlife associated with it before taking a break in the tea room.