The River Forth flows from its source about 30km west of Stirling in Scotland, and continues past Edinburgh to the sea. Stirling Castle is situated at a strategic crossing point. The river is shown on a map of the Central Lowlands of Scotland and its tributaries are explained.

First broadcast:
6 March 2008

Pupils could be asked to follow the River Forth from its source all the way to the sea. They could plot its path on a map and they could write a story or poem explaining the path the water takes on its journey to the sea. The clip could then be viewed as a climax to the activity and as the final answer to the task. Children could also produce a Powerpoint presentation which highlights and animates the travelling water from source to sea.