Monday 29th August
Following an incident on Sunday when a hire boat collided with Lock 6 at Bankside, Forth & Clyde Canal East is closed to boating traffic.
After entering the lock chamber, the boat hit the bottom gate, damaging both the lock gate and walkway. Operations staff made the site safe by chaining the gate into the recess, closing off the walkway and removing the boat.
Forth & Clyde East is now closed for the foreseeable future until lock repairs and a lock gate replacement can be carried out. This may be number of months and will depend on the availability of funding.
We will keep you informed of any developments.