We have been carrying out investigations on our assets across the canal network, and have identified the following projects as high priority for 2020/21 against our £18-20 million Grant In Aid for this financial year.
Loch Oich Reservoir
Stage 1 works to ensure the integrity of the embankments of Loch Oich Reservoir on the Caledonian Canal got underway in 2018/2019 with further flood prevention works planned for 2020.
Loch Dochfour Reservoir
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 in 2020.
Following the main weir toe dewatering the scope of repairs has been defined which will see Hillend Reservoir under maintenance in 2020
Leakage repairs to protect this Cobbinshaw Reservoir Spillway from sub-surface erosion took place in 2018/2019. Work will continue to measure and evaluate the ongoing conditions of the reservoir.
Lilly Loch Reservoir
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.
Wilcoxholm Embankment Works
Vital embankment works at Wilcoxholm on the Union Canal began in February 2020
Fort Augustus Lock Gate Replacement
Phase 2 of the replacement of the Fort Augustus lock flight began in October 2019. The project was postponed in March 2020 due to Covid-19 and will resume when safe to do so.
Bellanoch Bridge West Moorings
Works to install a waiting pontoon at Bellanoch Swing Bridge will get underway in 2020.
Muirtown Swing Bridge
Works to ensure the continued operation of Muirtown Swing Bridge on the Caledonian Canal are due to begin in 2020.
Moy Swing Bridge
Essential works to upgrade the manual barriers and signage on Moy Bridge will get underway in 2020.
Ardrishaig Lock 4 Swing Bridge
Works to replace the traffic barriers and signage on Ardrishaig Lock 4 Swing Bridge will get underway in 2020.
Bellanoch Swing Bridge
Works to replace the traffic barriers and signage on Bellanoch Swing Bridge will get underway in 2020.
Oakfield Swing Bridge
Works to to replace the traffic barriers and signage on Oakfield Bridge will get underway in 2020.
Auchinstarry West Embankment
Works to address the ongoing erosion on the canal wall the towpath at Auchinstarry are due to begin in 2020.
Redecking Pontoons & Jetties
Works to replace the decking on pontoons and jetties across the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals will continue in 2020.
Modular Temporary Bridges
Scottish Canals are looking to invest in 3 lightweight fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) temporary modular pedestrian bridges.