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 – 26/04/21
Fort Augustus Slip Moorings ✔️ TBC
Laggan Spout & Kytra channel – dredging ✔️ 04/01/21 – 31/03/21 Works within this date range. Exact dates TBC
Inverness West Link ✔️ ✔️ 01/10/20 – 31/03/21 3rd party works by Highland Council
Clachnaharry Sea Lock Kiosk ✔️ 07/12/20 – 22/01/21
Carse Hub ✔️ 08/02/21 – 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 ✔️ ✔️ 04/01/21 – 31/03/21
Stockingfield Bridge ✔️ ✔️ 06/04/20 – 30/07/22 Phase 1 Nov 2020 – Mar 2021

Phase 2 48hr disruptions dates TBC

Rowantree Bonnybridge Embankment #10 ✔️ 04/01/21 – 26/03/21
Lowland Canals Access Programme minor 28/09/20 – 30/04/21
Sighthill Link ✔️ ✔️ 15/01/21 – 15/04/21

 

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
Lowland Canals Access Programme minor 28/09/20 – 30/04/21
Port Buchan Canalside improvements ✔️ 11/01/21 – 26/03/21 off-side towpath closure
Winchburgh Marina entrance works ✔️ ✔️ 04/01/21 – 31/03/21
Union Canal Improvement works  ✔️ 04/01/21 – 26/03/21 various short-term disruptions

 

The Falkirk Wheel

Towpath Disruption

Canal Disruption

Works Scheduled

Closure period

Lighting improvement works ✔️ 01/02/21 – 26/02/21