Explore the hidden depths of the Caledonian Canal!

On Friday 8th March, we’re offering you the chance to learn about the engineering, history and wildlife of the historic Caledonian Canal, and catch a glimpse of it as you’ve never seen it before – without water!

We’ve drained down seven kilometres of the waterway to enable our engineers to access the locks; temporarily rehomed the fish that call the canal home; and recently removed the colossal lock gates at both Fort Augustus and Kytra.

It’s a huge project in every sense of the word – but it’s a vitally important one. The new gates will be installed soon and will safeguard the future of the Caledonian Canal, ensuring it continues to safely provide benefits for the communities on its banks for many years to come.

Join us on Friday 8th March between 11am and 3pm at the Memorial Hall in Fort Augustus to explore the centuries-old world that is usually hidden beneath the waterline – and hear about the hard work that goes into caring for the incredible infrastructure and varied habitats of the Caledonian Canal.

A lucky few will even have the chance to set foot into the lock chamber itself…

We expect this event to be really busy and for safety reasons it is essential that we know how many people will be coming. Please email fortaugustus@scottishcanals.co.uk by Wednesday 6th March.

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