On Wednesday 10th November 2021, Scottish Canals hosted an event, ‘Re-imagining 18th century infrastructure to address flood risk, stimulate investment & tackle health inequalities’, at the Scottish Government COP26 Climate Ambition Zone.

At the event, the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings and Active Travel, Patrick Harvie MSP and Scottish Canals’ CEO, Catherine Topley connected Europe’s first dynamic canal system to the inaugural housing development in North Glasgow.

The announcement followed the panel discussion where Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie was joined by Scottish Canals’ CEO Catherine Topley, Scottish Water’s Karen Dee, Professor Sebastien Chastin from Glasgow Caledonian University and Vanessa Gilpin, owner of Gathering Ground community interest company.