The groundbreaking Helix project has won the coveted title of Best Environment Project at the National Lottery Awards 2014.
Scotland’s first Canalside Ranger has taken to the towpaths and waters of the Lowland Canals in a bid to reel in more anglers and improve the experience of visitors to the waterways.
Last time in 'From the Archive' we took a light hearted look at Regency Edinburgh in 1912. This time we delve into a more serious matter, the canals in wartime and secret communiques from the Ministry of Transport.
Scottish Canals and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have partnered up to develop ambitious plans to bring visitors to Scotland's canals through the development of new community, visitor attraction and business opportunities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Inverness.
The Vulcan - a replica of the world's first iron-hulled boat - has returned to the Monkland Canal at Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life!
The vessel, now an interactive heritage exhibit, was officially opened by descendants of the boat's original builder!
Here you will find details of all the canal works across the
network. From improvements to stoppages, everything you need to
know as a customer on Scotland's Canals. Don't forget to sign up as a
member to receive regular updates and news straight to your
Volunteering with Scottish Canals and the Scottish
Waterways Trust - Get involved, meet new people and help
make your canals great places for exploring, relaxing,
learning and working.
Scotland's canals are already host to thousands of paddle sport
enthusiasts every year. Choose your local canal, simply complete
the licence form, read the safety tips and you are ready to
discover the joys of paddling along the Scottish canal network.
Running and walking along a canal towpath can give you a
completely different view on a place, even somewhere you know well.
Enjoy well maintained paths and a traffic free atmosphere, an ideal
location for a leisurely walk or as part of your exercise
Cycling is a great way to get fit and stay fit. Enjoy the
outdoors, exercise with the family and feel the benefits. Enjoy a
leisurely cycle ride along your local canal or take the family and
the bikes off the towpath and discover some fantastic canal side
pubs and restaurants.
In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there's our year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that's great about Scotland!
The Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail follows 87km of canal from Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow City Centre across the Central Belt to the heart of Edinburgh.
Visit the Canoe Trail website for everything you need to get on the water!