Estates

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Projects

Developing Destinations

Scottish Canals manages a varied property portfolio on behalf of the Scottish Government. Our primary focus for new projects is to enhance or create tourist and leisure destinations with opportunities for people to live work and play on Scotland's Canal.

We have had considerable success developing a new quarter at Edinburgh Quay and are working with Local Authorities, Stakeholders and the wider community to regenerate locations across the central belt, Argyll and along the length of the Great Glen.

Working in partnerships with stakeholders and the community will provide a plan for a sustainable future. We are however very keen to develop relationship and ventures with the private sector and other investors to deliver change within what is unquestionably some of Scotland's most exciting and scenic areas.

We look upon water as being critical to the success of Scotland's Canal but not in the traditional context. Water as a commodity generates interest in a world market. Managing canals allows us to move vast quantities of water across the Country. This creates opportunities to manage surface water, flood risk, energy generation, heating and cooling of buildings and moving water to ports for commercial sale.

The following pages bring greater insight into our key projects and my team and I would welcome comments from all parties who are interested in contributing to the future wellbeing of Scotland's Canals.

Katie Hughes

Director of Estates

 

 

"We welcome comments from all parties who are interested in contributing to the future wellbeing of Scotland's Canals."

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