Delay to re-opening of the Caledonian Canal April 2019

Kytra and Fort Augustus locks to re-open to boat traffic at 8.30am on Wednesday 17th April 2019

Engineers working on the £5.3m lock gate replacement works at Kytra and Fort Augustus have recently encountered some unexpected issues with the historic fabric of the lock chambers. Unfortunately, despite 7 days a week working and additional manpower and resources, it will now not be possible to meet the originally planned 8th April re-opening date for Kytra and Fort Augustus. With intensive input from our own teams and our contractors, we now expect Kytra and Fort Augustus locks to re-open to boat traffic at 8.30am on Wednesday 17th April 2019.

 

Whilst other areas of the canal remain unaffected and will be operational from 25th March, 7 days a week, 8.30am – 5.30pm, sea to sea transits will not be possible until Wednesday 17th April 2019.

 

We would like to apologise for the disruption that this change in programme will undoubtedly cause our boating customers and would like to thank them for their understanding in what has been a challenging engineering project.

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