Our Vision

Find out about the Scottish Government’s policy for Scottish Canals, and our bold new vision.

Over the last decade, a new vision for Scottish Canals has driven the nation’s 250-year-old inland waterways into a renaissance, reimagining these former industrial transport arteries as corridors of opportunity, tourism, and transformation that greatly benefit the people and economy of Scotland.

Find out more about our vision for Scotland’s canals here.

The Future

Corporate Plan 2017-20

Although they are 250 years old, Scotland’s canals continue to contribute to the economic prosperity of this nation, in much the same way that they did when they were built.

While the goods and people they once transported powered the industrial revolution, today the canals make an important and significant contribution to Scotland’s economy. Having restored the canals over the last 10 years we are now driving their renaissance.

Find out about our plans for the future.