New Dredging Plant

Scottish Canals is investing in a new long reach excavator and modular pontoon to help carry out a comprehensive programme of dredging across the nation's waterways.

Scottish Canals is investing in a new long reach excavator and modular pontoon to help carry out a comprehensive programme of dredging and weed cutting along the nation’s waterways this summer, to be delivered by Scottish Canals’ in-house dredging team.

This investment expands our current dredging fleet and strengthens the in-house expertise needed to continue safeguarding the heritage of our valuable historic assets.

Procurement of the long reach excavator is underway and is due to be commissioned in early Summer 2019. Design of the modular pontoon is underway.

This page will be updated as works progress.