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 – 15/06/22 Towpath on the east side of Muirtown Basin closed August 2021 – February 2022
Cullochy Lock & Kytra Lock ✔️ 01/11/2021 – 13/04/2022 Sea to sea transit closed 01/11/21 – 14/04/22

Local navigation available from 25/03/22

Gairlochy Gates 01/12/2021 – 31/01/2022
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 ✔️ ✔️ Dec 21 – March 22  Nov 21 – March 22
Core User Operation, refer to Crinan Ferry Bridge and Oakfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ Jan 22 – March 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 Navigation closure from 01/11/2021 t0 22/03/2022
Hillend & Townhead Reservoir Weir Upgrades 22/11/21 – 01/03/22
QEII Canal third-party repair works ✔️ 18/10/21 – 31/03/22 (TBC) Localised towpath diversions in place
Locks 17-19 – Remote monitoring ✔️ ✔️ 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
HRA Embankments Improvements (Rowantree 10) ✔️ ✔️ 15/11/21 – 11/03/22 Navigation closure from 01/11/2021

Towpath diversion from 08/11/2021

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 ✔️ 01/11/21 – 21/03/21 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