As well as the management and development of five Scottish canals, we care for bridges, buildings, locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and 19 water supply reservoirs in locations across Scotland.
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This page is where you will find updates on all seasonal maintenance and inspection works along the canal network.
More than 20 years since the Forth & Clyde Canal re-opened as part of the £83.4m Millennium Link Project the canal is set to undergo a major lock-gate refurbishment and replacement programme.
Works will be prioritised and planned over the next 10 years or so to ensure the canal can continue to operate safely for the next 20 plus years.
Planning now for future replacement gates allows a variety of sustainable options and materials to be explored, including fibre reinforced plastic gates which have never been used in Scotland.
Works are planned to take place to remove and replace the current lock gates across various locations across the network as part of Scottish Canals Capital Investment Programme (CIP) 2023/24.
Gates at Lock 5, Grahams Road, Falkirk on the Forth & Clyde Canal will be replaced with new hard wood timber lock gates.
This section of canal will be closed to both navigation and towpath access, between Monday 8th January 2024 - Sunday 31st March 2024.
Revolutionary upgrades to The Falkirk Wheel's control system will take place as part of Scottish Canals' planned winter works programme. The world's only rotating boat life will benefit from new and innovative technologies which will include: state of the art water level sensor technology, improved energy efficiency and enhanced safety systems.
This third year of works continues our lock gate replacement programme, with the installation of new gates at lock 15, the Crinan sea lock. We will also be upgrading the existing life-expired operating equipment for new electrical gate actuators.
Young people across Scotland’s central belt are being given the opportunity to learn to fish for free.
Scottish Canals in partnership with the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling (SFCA) are able to offer sessions for those who have never tried fishing before in a quiet, safe, canal-side environment alongside experienced coaches.
A pioneering new digital surface water drainage system will unlock 110 hectares across the north of the Glasgow for investment, regeneration and development with the construction of Europe’s first ever ‘smart canal’ scheme.
Working with a range of partners, Scottish Canals has delivered the Treehouse in Inverness – a new community facility located between Carse Industrial Estate and the Caledonian Canal.