We want our services to be accessible, easy to use and to exclude no-one.

Scottish Canals is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to Scottish Canals Website.

(b) This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 or 2.2 AA standard, due to the non-compliance and the exemptions listed below.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Items not compliant currently are shown below, however a plan is in place to fully resolve these issues by June 1st 2024

  • Some PDF created after (23 September 2018) may have issues with: 

 Title:  WCAG 2.4.2 Page titled - the title page is missing within the documents. 

 Colour contrast WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (PDF): The documents has elements that do not have sufficient colour contrast. 

 These issues will be addressed as part of the plan above.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

The content is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

If enhanced access or further detail is required, please contact enquiries@scottishcanals.co.uk.co.uk who will endeavour to provide the information in an alternative format.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

This statement was prepared on 15th Jan 2024.


This site has had accessibility checked as part of the ongoing Quality Assurance testing as part of the development of this new website By Dentsu Creative and Scottish Canals, this Quality Assurance testing will continue as new pages are added and are updated on a monthly basis.

[The statement was last reviewed on 15th January 2024.

Feedback regarding accessibility issues should be directed in the first instance to enquiries@scottishcanals.co.uk and link Scottish Canals | Contact us

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).