Union Canal Unlocked

People's Stories

Oral Histories

As part of the Union Canal Unlocked project, several oral histories were collected from people who have memories of the canal. You can listen to these oral histories at the points of interest listed below:

Pop Inn
Wilkie's Basin
Katie Shaw's Bridge
Manse Basin
Canal House, Linlithgow
Up At The Basin (song)


Children at Canal View Primary School, assisted by students from Edinburgh College of Art, have made three animations about the Union Canal. You can view their animations at the points of interest below:

The Happy Swan Animation
Zoe's Bad Day Animation
The Wrong Way Animation