Our schedule of ongoing essential 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.
Disruption is indicated by high, medium or low in the relevant canal disruption or towpath disruption columns. Low regards short term disruptions of a few hours, medium refers to slightly longer disruption and closure, whilst high refers to longer-term towpath and/or canal closures. The level and detail of disruption will be communicated via the news page and Scottish Canals social media channels as and when known.
Dates are subject to change. Further projects may be added to this list when confirmed. The works schedule will be updated on a regular basis.

Caledonian Canal

3rd Party Works

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Duration

Corpach Jetty ✔️ 02/11/20 – 18/12/20
Gairlochy gate replacement ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 29/01/21
Gairlochy Swing Bridge ✔️ 01/10/20 – 12/03/21
Laggan Spout & Kytra channel – dredging ✔️ 05/01/21 – 31/01/21
Cullochy Gate replacement ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 12/03/21
Kytra actuators ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 29/01/21
Inverness West Link ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ 01/10/20 – 31/03/21
Clachnaharry Sea Lock Kiosk ✔️ 02/11/20 – 18/12/20
Carse Hub ✔️ 02/02/21 – 02/07/21

 

Crinan Canal

3rd Party Works

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Start

Duration

Lock Gate Surveys (West) ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21
Crinan Canal East gate replacement ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21
Crinan Canal Dredging ✔️ ✔️ 04/01/21 – 31/03/21

 

Forth & Clyde Canal

3rd Party Works

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Start

Duration

Garscube Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 15/06/20 – 30/09/20
Lowland Gates Survey ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21
Stockingfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 06/04/20 – 29/10/21
Smart Canal Commissioning & Development 02/03/20 – 23/10/20
Rowantree Bonnybridge Embankment ✔️ 04/04/21 – 26/03/21
Bowling Dredging ✔️ ✔️ 17/08/20 – 02/10/20
Central Canals Access Programme 24/08/20 – 23/03/21
Sighthill Link ✔️ 03/08/20 – 29/01/21

 

Union Canal

3rd Party Works

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Start

Muiravonside Breach Reinstatement ✔️ ✔️ 12/08/20 – 23/12/20
Central Canals Access Programme 28/09/20 – 30/04/21
Port Buchan Canalside improvements 05/10/20 – 27/11/20
Winchburgh Marina entrance works ✔️ ✔️ 07/12/20 – 23/03/21
A720 Bypass – Scott Russell Aqueduct ✔️ ✔️ 25/01/21 – 29/01/21

 

The Falkirk Wheel

3rd Party Works

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Start

The Falkirk Wheel lighting improvements 05/10/20 – 27/11/20
Winter Works ✔️ 02/11/20 – 11/12/20