Join Scottish Canals for an evening of exploring current activity and future challenges on the Caledonian Canal
Communities and interested parties are invited to attend a public engagement event on Friday 29th November at the Caledonian Stadium, where they will hear from Scottish Canals CEO, Catherine Topley, and others from the executive team. The event will include an overview of the extensive use and variety of activities that are undertaken on the canal, and provide an opportunity for attendees to share their views on how Scottish Canals can continue to provide a good level of customer service for boaters, partners, and visitors. The evening will conclude with a question and answer session about the future of the canal.
Scotland’s inland waterways attract 2,800 transiting boats per year from as far afield as Argentina and Japan. Between January 2016 and June 2019, the Highland canal network, which includes the Caledonian and Crinan Canals, benefitted from an impressive £61.1 million investment, an impressive 176% increase on the previous period (2010-2015). This period also saw the creation of a record 626 temporary construction jobs and the building of 468 new houses.
The public engagement event will take place from 5.00pm – 7.00pm at the Caledonian Stadium, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FF. Advance booking is not required.