Hi all 😃 My entry for this weeks challenge, set by John of Journeys With Johnbo.
The central belt area of Scotland, from the River Clyde, across to the Forth Estuary was at the forefront of industry in the past.
The docks in Glasgow saw such ships as the Glenlee, a three masted sailing ship, but with engines & mechanical windlasses.
Here you can see old dock buildings on the Clyde with the new Transport Museum & masts of the Glenlee in the background.
The Padlle Steamer Waverley is the last seagoing passenger ship of its type in the world. She still runs sight seeing excursions on the Clyde & Clyde Estuary.
Caledonia Macbrayne (known locally as CalMac) ferries are the modern vessels serving the highlands & islands of Scotland.
The Finnieston Crane is another symbol of the Clyde’s industrial past.
The ornate Templeton Building near Glasgow Green was once a carpet factory, now home to offices & apartments.
The next three pics all link to the canals, a vital link between West & East.
The Falkirk Wheel has to be seen to be believed; this modern marvel of engineering, it lifts boats from the Forth & Clyde Canal up to the Union Canal & vice versa.
Lensy’s been seen at the Falkirk wheel on occasion 😉.