Three lock keepers at the Crinan Canal, with a red and white striped lighthouse in the background

Working for Us

We are an exciting business, caring for the canals as part of Scotland's history while transforming them into a vibrant part of canal-side communities.  As we have such a dynamic role, there are opportunities across many sectors.

Volunteers planting a flower bed


We work closely with groups, individuals and businesses to make a difference to Scotland’s canals, their communities and environment.

Trip boat on The Falkirk Wheel

Facts and Figures

Find out more about the Scottish Canals

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Current Vacancies

Search for job vacancies and volunteering opportunities with Scottish Canals

Yachts at Fort Augustus Lock Flight during The Crossing event (John Moore)

Our Brand

The Scottish canals are unique - find out more!

Pauline Murray, at work at The Falkirk Wheel shop


We have a wide remit, so we need teams across many sectors.  Take a look at some of these roles.

Men in high visibility yellow workwear working on a lock gate


We work closely with trade unions UNISON and Unite to support our staff.