We have been carrying out investigations on our assets across the canal network, and have identified the following projects as high priority for 2018/19 against our £11 million Grant In Aid for this financial year.
Loch Oich Reservoir
Works to ensure the integrity of the embankments of Loch Oich Reservoir on the Caledonian Canal are set to get underway in 2018/2019.
Loch Dochfour Reservoir
A study of the dam breach and review of the flood assessment for Loch Dochfour Reservoir will get underway in 2018/2019.
Works to protect the masonry structure of the Hillend Reservoir from potential scour damage in times of flood will get underway in 2018/2019.
Works to protect this Cobbinshaw Reservoir Spillway from sub-surface erosion are set to get underway in 2018/2019.
Lilly Loch Reservoir
Works to protect the masonry structure of the Lilly Loch Reservoir from potential scour damage in times of flood will get underway in 2018/2019.
The outcome of the Linlithgow Embankment Study in 2017 was a report which identified a list of priority embankment works. These priority works will get underway in 2018.
Fort Augustus has been identified as priority for gate replacement due to condition, age and criticality.
Leamington Lift Bridge
An internal inspection and assessment to determine the current structural condition of Leamington Lift Bridge is set to get underway in 2018/2019.
Investigative works to the embankments of the Almond Feeder, the main water supply to the Union Canal, are set to begin in 2018/2019.
Brighton's Burn Aqueduct
A routine inspection of the Brighton's Burn Aqueduct has identified a number of defects which are set to be addressed in 2019/2020.
Kytra Lock Gates
Kytra Lock has been identified as priority for gate replacement due to condition, age and criticality.
Forth & Clyde Canal Bridges
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.