Professor John Hume OBE, Chair of The Waterways
Trust Scotland, says:
"We are absolutely thrilled that The Prince of Wales will
continue as Patron of The Waterways Trust Scotland.
"This year will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter in
our growth and development. As a passionate advocate for heritage,
nature, communities and tourism, The Prince will be an important
voice of support for the Trust and inspiration to us as we take a
step change in growing our relationships with waterside communities
and developing our programmes in skills and confidence building,
employability, health and active living and volunteering."
The Waterways Trust Scotland plays a key role in bringing the
canals of Scotland to life as hubs of activity and opportunity for
local waterside communities and people who want to care for the two
hundred year old waterways.
The Trust creates and fundraises for programmes which get people
out and about on the canals, whether walking and taking in the
heritage and wildlife, helping improve the waterside environment
and learning new skills which increase confidence and
The Trust also plays an integral part in developing new
amenities on the Scottish canals including the new interactive
Water Play area at The Falkirk Wheel.