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 28/01/21 – 11/06/21 Jetty not available until 14/05/21
Laggan Spout & Kytra channel – dredging ✔️ 31/05/21 – 15/06/21 Managed navigation – no closure
 Treehouse Hub ✔️ 01/03/21 – 02/04/22 Towpath on the east side of Muirtown Basin closed 19 July – 29 Oct

Footpath between Clachnaharry Lock and Merkinch Nature Reserve closed 19 July – 10 Sept

Gairlochy Top Lock Bottom Gates 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Gairlochy Top and Bottom Actuators 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Fort Augustus Actuators 01/11/21 – 01/03/22

 

 

 

Crinan Canal

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure Period

Crinan Canal East gate replacement ✔️ 02/11/20 – 30/06/21 Navigation available from the 13/05/21

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

Ardrishaig Community Pontoon 24/05/21 – 15/06/21 No impact on navigation
Crinan West Fabrication and Install (Locks 14-15), with water control 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Cairnbaan Bridge Phase 2 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Core User Operation, Crinan Lock 14 01/11/21 – 01/03/22

 

 

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 – 02/08/21 – 09/08/21

Canal open from 28/05/21

Sighthill Link ✔️ 10/03/21 – 15/07/21 Localised towpath closure
Hillend & Townhead Reservoir Weir Upgrades 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Lilly Loch Siphon 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
Core User Operation Cairnbaan Bridge, Locks 17-19 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
TFW Control Upgrades 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
HRA Embankment Investigations 01/11/21 – 01/03/22

 

 

 

 

Union Canal

Towpath Disruption Canal Disruption Works Scheduled Closure Period
TFW Control Upgrades 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
HRA Embankments Improvements (Rowantree 10 & Brightons 84) 01/11/21 – 01/03/22
HRA Embankments Investigations 01/11/21 – 01/03/22