Fort Augustus Lock Gate Replacement

The second phase of the lock gate replacement works at Fort Augustus is due to begin in winter 2019.

Phase 2 of the lock gate replacement programme at Fort Augustus is scheduled to take place this winter, with works starting onsite on Monday 28th October 2019 due for completion on Friday 27th March 2020.

To ensure safe lifting operations throughout the works, we will need to periodically close the south side road to traffic from lock gates 1 to lock gates 6.  Access will only be affected during specific dates to accommodate major activities; these dates will be shared on our website and social media once confirmed.

As part of the works, there will be restrictions to access on the towpath between Fort Augustus and Aberchalder between late November 2019 and January 2020.

Similar to our Phase 1 works on the Caledonian Canal, which were completed in April 2019, our engineering team are identifying dates for an open day which will showcase the work we’re carrying out and find out why it’s so important. More information will be made available on our website and social media in due course. To keep up to date with the works, follow us on Twitter @ScottishCanals or like our Caledonian Canal Facebook page.

This page will be updated as works progress.