Our schedule of ongoing maintenance works is outlined below. This planned investment in our canals is essential to safeguard them for future generations.

Canal and towpath disruptions will only happen on specific dates/times within the overall project; we communicate this via our news page and social media channels when dates are known. Further information on each project will be available by clicking the project name or via the what we are doing  page.
Dates are subject to change. The level and detail of disruption will be communicated via the news page and Scottish Canals social media channels as and when known.
Further projects may be added to this list when confirmed. The works schedule will be updated on a regular basis.

 

 

Caledonian Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period & Notes

 Treehouse Hub ✔️ 01/03/21 – 02/04/22 Towpath on the east side of Muirtown Basin closed 2 August – 19 Dec

Footpath between Clachnaharry Lock and Merkinch Nature Reserve closed 2 August – 10 Sept

Cullochy Lock & Kytra Lock ✔️ ✔️ Winter works (dates TBC)
Bollard Upgrades Winter works (dates TBC)

 

 

 

Crinan Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period & Notes

Crinan West Fabrication and Install (Locks 14-15), with water control ✔️ ✔️ Sept 21 – April 22  Nov 21 – March 22
Cairnbaan Bridge Phase 2 ✔️ ✔️ Sept 21 – April 22 Nov 21 – March 22
Core User Operation, refer to Crinan Ferry Bridge and Oakfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ Sept 21 – April 22 Nov 21 – March 22

 

 

 

Forth & Clyde Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period & Notes

Stockingfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 06/04/20 – 30/07/22 Currently open to navigation with a draft restriction of 1.2M.

Draft restrictions aimed to be lifted to 1.8M by 01/10/21

Sighthill Link ✔️ 10/03/21 – 27/09/21 Localised towpath closure

Delay due to installation of anti-slip material on towpath

Hillend & Townhead Reservoir Weir Upgrades 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Locks 17-19 – Remote monitoring ✔️ ✔️ 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
HRA Embankments Improvements (Rowantree 10) ✔️ ✔️ 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
TFW Annual MOT ✔️ ✔️ 10/01/22 – 18/02/22 No boat movements 10/01/22 – 18/02/22

 

 

 

Union Canal Towpath Disruption Canal Disruption Works Scheduled Closure Period & Notes
Culvert Upgrades ✔️ 01/09/21 – 31/12/21 Potential localised diversions
HRA Embankments Investigations ✔️ 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
TFW Annual MOT ✔️ ✔️ 10/01/22 – 18/02/22 No boat movements 10/01/22 – 18/02/22