Due to pressure of numbers and safety-related restrictions, boaters are advised to expect substantial delays to transit through Fort Augustus lock flight on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September.
The lock keeping team will be extending operating hours to maximise the through put of vessels but delays of at least ½ a day or more are anticipated. On arrival at Fort Augustus, boaters should please moor up and find a lock keeper to book a slot in the queueing system
In preparation for winter engineering works and to facilitate a full diving inspection of the lock chambers and gates, Fort Augustus lock flight will be closed to boat traffic from lunchtime Thursday 20th September, re-opening at 8.30am on Saturday 22nd September. The local lock keeping team will work hard to minimise disruption to vessels but boaters are asked to please plan their journeys accordingly.