Forth & Clyde Canal reopens to sea to sea transits 24th July

Update 21st July

The Forth & Clyde Canal will reopen to sea to sea transits from Monday 24th July.

Emergency repairs to the failed cill at lock 9 on the Forth & Clyde Canal have been completed successfully. The gates were tested this morning; we are now allowing for a further 48 hours ‘curing’ time for the cill.

We’d like to offer our thanks to boaters for their patience and understanding during the works.

Update 19th July

Divers have been on site to undertake reconstruction works to the bottom cill.  The timber cill has been inspected and refitted to the chamber at the downstream lock gates with concrete reinforcement on the reconstructed cill. A further update should follow on Friday 21st July.

Update 10th July

Dive teams will be on site from Wednesday 12th July to inspect the cill and determine how we can bring the lock back into use.

Update 30th June

The Forth & Clyde Canal is currently closed to sea to sea transits following a cill failure at lock nine in Falkirk. Local movements are still possible and Scottish Canals is investigating what repairs are needed.

This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Keep up-to-date with all #CanalWorks and #CanalClosures by following @scottishcanals on Twitter.

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