Restricted boat traffic at Ness Weir

As part of a major refurbishment project, boat traffic past the Caledonian Canal's Ness Weir will be restricted on Tuesday 5th September.

Major refurbishment works are underway on the 200 year old Thomas Telford-built Ness Weir at the head of the River Ness on the Caledonian Canal.

Part of the project will involve the installation of a temporary fish pass linking the River Ness and the mouth of Loch Dochfour. This will ensure continued upstream and downstream movement of fish whilst the existing pass is blocked off for installation of the strengthening piles.

To facilitate the installation of the fish pass, boat traffic through the area will be restricted on Wednesday 6th September.

Passage past the weir will only be possible between:

9.30am – 9.40am

11.30am – 11.40am

1.30pm – 1.40pm

2.30pm – 2.40pm

4.30pm – 4.40pm

Passage past the weir from the east will be controlled by the lock keeper at Dochgarroch. Boats arriving from the west should time their arrival to fit the timeslots above and are asked to follow any instructions given by the safety boat based on Loch Dochfour.

Find out more about the project to safeguard Ness Weir here. You can also follow us on Twitter @ScottishCanals for updates.

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