Ardrishaig Sea Lock Holding Pontoon

Following the partial collapse of a section of the north side of Ardrishaig Pier in May 2017 causing the pier to be closed, works were undertaken to restore operations and ensure the future of the pier.

The Crinan Canal is one of Argyll & Bute’s most popular tourism attractions bringing significant economic benefit to the local area and attracting over 1,600 boats which pass through the canal each year.

The holding pontoon at Ardrishaig Sea Lock consists of a 24m long x 3m wide pontoon walkway connected to the lock abutment at a vertical ladder which also provides on-shore access. We will be replacing this pontoon with a brand new system, which will come with non-slip GRP flooring and improved on-shore access.

All works shall be carried out by Scottish Canals’ framework contractor, MacKenzie Construction Limited (MCL) and their sub-contractors. Fabrication will be carried out off-site with site access only required for removal of the existing system and installation of the new pontoon.

Design and procurement of the new pontoon is projected to commence in early 2019, with installation expected to be carried out later in the year.

This page will be updated as works progress.