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

Corpach Jetty ✔️ 02/11/20 – 18/12/20
Gairlochy gate replacement ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 26/03/21 canal closure throughout works period
Gairlochy Swing Bridge ✔️ 25/01/21 – 23/04/21
Fort Augustus Slip Moorings ✔️ 23/11/20 – 18/12/20
Laggan Spout & Kytra channel – dredging ✔️ 02/11/20 – 15/01/21
Inverness West Link ✔️ ✔️ 01/10/20 – 31/03/21
Clachnaharry Sea Lock Kiosk ✔️ 07/12/20 – 22/01/21
Carse Hub ✔️ 01/02/21 – 26/02/22

 

Crinan Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure period

Lock Gate Surveys (West) ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21 full canal closure throughout works period
Crinan Canal East gate replacement ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21 full canal closure throughout works period
Crinan Canal Dredging ✔️ ✔️ 04/01/21 – 31/03/21

 

 

Forth & Clyde Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure period

Lowland Gates Survey ✔️ ✔️ 02/11/20 – 31/03/21
Stockingfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 06/04/20 – 30/07/22 Phase 1 Nov 2020 – Mar 2021
Rowantree Bonnybridge Embankment #10 ✔️ 04/01/21 – 26/03/21
Central Canals Access Programme 24/08/20 – 23/03/21
Sighthill Link ✔️ ✔️ 01/12/20 – 04/04/21

 

Union Canal Towpath Disruption Canal Disruption Works Scheduled Closure period
Muiravonside Breach Reinstatement ✔️ ✔️ 12/08/20 – 26/03/21 canal and towpath closure throughout works period
Central Canals Access Programme 28/09/20 – 30/04/21
Port Buchan Canalside improvements 04/01/21 – 27/11/20
Winchburgh Marina entrance works ✔️ 07/12/20 – 26/03/21
A720 Bypass – Scott Russell Aqueduct ✔️ 25/01/21 – 29/01/21

 

The Falkirk Wheel

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure period

Lighting improvement works 04/01/21 – 26/02/21
Winter Works ✔️ 02/11/20 – 11/12/20 canal closure throughout works period