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

Please note that our canals reopen to navigation on the following dates:

Caledonian Canal: 1st May 2021

Crinan Canal: 13th May 2021

Lowland Canals: Limited navigation from 1st May 2021 and reopening to sea-to-sea navigation from 28th May 2021.

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

Corpach Jetty 28/01/21 – 14/05/21 Jetty not available until 14/05/21
Laggan Spout & Kytra channel – dredging ✔️ 31/05/21 – 15/06/21 Managed navigation – no closure
Inverness West Link 01/10/20 – TBC by Highland Council 3rd party works by Highland Council
 Treehouse Hub ✔️ 01/03/21 – 02/04/22 Towpath disruption summer 2021 dates TBC

 

 

 

Crinan Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period

Crinan Canal ✔️ Crinan Canal will reopen on 13/05/21
Landscaping and channel preparation ✔️ 07/05/21 – 30/06/21 Some local towpath/access disruption to accommodate works
Crinan Canal East gate replacement ✔️ 02/11/20 – 03/06/21 Navigation available from the 13/05/21

Limited towpath diversion 13/05/21 – 03/06/21

Ardrishaig Harbour Dredging ✔️ 05/04/2021 – 24/05/21
Ardrishaig Community Pontoon 24/05/21 – 15/06/21 No impact on navigation

 

Forth & Clyde Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period

Stockingfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 06/04/20 – 30/07/22 Phase 1 Nov 2020 – May 2021

Phase 2 48hr disruptions dates TBC

Canal open from 28/05/21

Sighthill Link ✔️ 10/03/21 – 15/07/21 Localised towpath closure

 

 

Union Canal Towpath Disruption Canal Disruption Works Scheduled Closure Period
Channel preparation (weed cutting) ✔️ 07/05/21 – 27/05/21
Winchburgh Marina entrance works ✔️ ✔️ 04/01/21 – 15/05/21
Union Canal Improvement works ✔️ 04/01/21 – 21/05/21 Minor towpath disruptions until 21/05/21