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28 November 2012 - 20 January 2013
When Scottish Canals became a stand-alone organisation in July
of this year, we adopted all of the previous British Waterways'
policies and committed to reviewing, within the first 18 months,
their on-going fitness for purpose for Scottish Canals.
In recognition of that, we are now seeking your views on the
scope, practicality and criteria of the Boat Safety Scheme.
View the Boat Safety Scheme
consultation and submission details.
20 November 2012 - 14 January 2013
Together, the five historic waterways we look after are
one of Scotland's most significant national collections. This is a
good time to review our heritage management priorities and policies
and put together a 25-year vision and 5-year plan for our
canal heritage. The strategy will help to shape the
future of our historic places, inspire the next generation and
celebrate our cultural legacy.
The public consultation period has been extended to 21 January
03 May 2013
The consultation report and conclusions can be found here.
06 May 2013
The Heritage Strategy 2013-38 has now been finalised and can be
02 July 2012
Please note, by request, we have extended the public
consultation, Listening to Our Stakeholders to Friday 3rd
This is an excellent time to review the role of our current
advisory groups and the public meetings programme we have
established over the past decade. We need to ensure
efficiency but, most importantly, that communications between the
new Scottish Canals Board and management team and all those with a
stake in securing the future of the canals are open, direct and
17 February 2012
All those with an interest or stake in the future of the
Scottish canals are invited to help us shape a dynamic new
Waterspace Strategy to encourage more people to live, work and play
on the water.
The consultion report and conclusions can be found here.
01 February 2012
This consultation builds on the previous "Building a Hydro
Nation" consultation in 2011.
Proposals for a Water Resources Bill are set out in the context
of the wider Hydro Nation agenda, and comments are invited. The
Bill proposals include placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to
develop the Hydro Nation programme of work, in collaboration with
key organisations such as Scottish Water, SEPA and the Enterprise
Agencies. Other proposals include updating legislation to manage
temporary water shortages, communnity septic tanks and proactively
manage substances from entering the water environment.
01 February 2012
The summary of responses to last summer's Consultation on the
Abolition of the Inland Waterways Advisory Council has now been
Since its re-birth as part of the Millennium Link Project the
Union Canal has come a long way from a derelict backwater to become
one of Edinburgh's most important heritage, recreational and
community assets. The Union Canal is now enjoyed on a daily basis
by people from across the city and beyond for a variety of uses
such as boating, rowing, walking, cycling and fishing.
Summary of responses to the supplementary consultation on the
Transfer Order 'A New Era for the Waterways', 12th September - 24th
Following the establishment of the Canal & River Trust to
look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England & Wales
from April 2012, British Waterways Scotland will remain in the
public sector as a smaller, streamlined body operating only in
A consultation on the Government's proposals for moving inland
waterways into a new charity in England and Wales.