Discover the Caledonian Canal by boot or bikeWe want to link up with existing walks groups in the area and recce some routes to print and post online as freely downloadable pdfs. The aim is to produce 10 walk/bike routes that incorporate the canal for some of the journey. These 'guides' will provide mapped directions, information and interpretation of the natural and built heritage.
The Great Glen through the seasons - photography projectThis aims to encourage local input into creating a gallery of images of less well known views and 'things' such as trees or structures. The idea would be to pick a view and photograph it through the seasons - images can be sent to the canal heritage officer for uploading onto a gallery website.
The Caledonian Canal Connections resource websiteThis site aims to be a fantastic resource for Caledonian Canal stories. It will be a place where we can store and share things such as pictures, oral histories, art, poetry and information of any kind concerning related wildlife, history and current events. It will rely on your input to make it really worthwhile.
Canal Custodians - conservationPractical conservation tasks for wildlife and access may include invasive plant removal, tree planting, painting and access work. The output will be a healthy, social day that benefits access and conservation. Regular task days will take place throughout the year.
Canal Custodians - wildlifeCome along to training sessions looking at different groups of flora and fauna – learn more and start adding to much needed record databases. Specialist advice will be on hand to help you grow your knowledge and understanding of Scottish wildlife. Get in touch and help us support your skills and our conservation aims.
Canal Custodians - interpretationCreating a manned information point, Fort Augustus locks - this is a busy point on the canal, with lots of visitors asking lots of questions! Training in people engagement and presentation skills provided. The heritage officer sometimes works here dressed up as a Victorian engineer - but this is not essential!
Canal Custodians - researchThis project involves carrying out research and collating local information/interpretive material and uploading it to our community Caledonian Canal Connections website, for all to use. Full training would be given - a basic knowledge of how to use a computer would be a good starting point.
Canal Custodians - canal adoption and team buildingCompanies, community groups and schools are invited to adopt a small section of the Caledonian Canal near to them, and carry out maintenance tasks, supported by Scottish Canals and Scottish Waterways Trust staff. The adoption would also work towards a group John Muir Award.