Tayside and Central Scotland

Queen unveils Scotland's newest canal at Helix project

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Media captionThe Queen officially opens Scotland's newest canal

The Queen has unveiled a plaque officially naming Scotland's newest section of canal after her.

The canal was built as part of the £43m Helix project near Falkirk, which includes the famous Kelpies sculptures.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Kelpies on board the Seagull Trust boat The Wooden Spoon.

She is also due to have a private audience with the Canadian Prime Minister in Edinburgh.

Justin Trudeau is in the city as part of his first official visit to Scotland.

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Image caption Crowds gathered to welcome the Queen at the Kelpies
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Image caption The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Kelpies sculptures on board a boat
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Image caption The Queen Elizabeth II Canal is Scotland's newest section of canal
Sculptor Andy Scott Image copyright PA
Image caption The Queen speaks to Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott
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Image caption The Queen will also meet the Canadian Prime Minister who is on his first official visit to Scotland
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