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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The second phase of the lock gate replacement works at Fort Augustus began in winter 2019.
Progress with the fabrication and installation of new lock gates for Lock 17 on the Caledonian Canal were completed in April 2021.
Following an internal inspection, Leamington Lift Bridge was deemed to be a public safety and operational risk in 2018. Essential works to upgrade the bridge were complete in July 2019.
Investigative works to the embankments of the Almond Feeder, the main water supply to the Union Canal, began in 2018/19, and were completed in Autumn 2019.
Old Basin House occupies a prominent position on Glasgow’s Applecross Street, adjacent to the Scottish Canals Glasgow Office. We’ve recently restored this Category C listed building with support from several funders.
Following the £1.625 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government, we are now able to carry out the works to both Bonnybridge and Twechar Bridges.
A study of the dam breach and review of the flood assessment for Loch Dochfour Reservoir was completed in 2018/2019. A breach study is set to take place by March 2021.
Works to protect the masonry structure of the Lilly Loch Reservoir from potential scour damage in times of flood got underway in 2018/2019. Weir repairs are ongoing in 2020/2021.
The 200-year-old Thomas Telford-built Ness Weir on the Caledonian Canal has undergone a major refurbishment, extending the structure’s lifespan by a century.