Stockingfield Bridge Update

We have made tremendous progress on the £12.8m active travel bridge in North Glasgow and we are delighted that it is on schedule to be fully constructed by January 2022, with further groundworks and public art installations taking place until the opening in September 2022.

This national infrastructure project, which will complete the last link of the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, connecting the communities of Ruchill, Maryhill and Gilshochill for the first time since the canal was opened in 1790. The project will open the area to people walking, wheeling and cycling like never before, allowing locals and passers by the chance to embrace quality green and blue space along an uninterrupted active travel route.

We have a variety of updates for you including construction, community engagement, art outreach and the wider development of North Glasgow along the Forth & Clyde Canal to name a few.

You can register for the next public meeting on Thursday 9th December 2021 7pm – 8pm by emailing Craig.cowbrough@scottishcanals.co.uk.

Notes to Editors

For further information, please contact:

Scott Lamond at Scottish Canals on 07976524446 or email Scott.Lamond@scottishcanals.co.uk

Craig Cowbrough at Cowbrough Communications on 07887833099 or email craig@cowbrough.co.uk

For all the latest updates please follow @scottishcanals

About Scottish Canals

  • Scottish Canals is responsible to the Scottish Government for the management and development of five Scottish canals as well as the surrounding estate and The Falkirk Wheel. See www.scottishcanals.co.uk or follow @ScottishCanals for more information
  • The Forth & Clyde, Union and Monkland canals in the Lowlands, the Crinan Canal in Argyll and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands, together extend over 137 miles from coast to coast, across country and into the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness
  • Built two hundred years ago to fire the Industrial Revolution, today the canals contribute to the Scottish Government agenda of developing a Greener; Healthier; Smarter; Safer and Stronger; and Wealthier and Fairer Scotland by acting as a catalyst for sustainable economic development, regeneration and tourism; contributing to education, biodiversity, heritage and promoting active living and healthier lifestyles
  • Today Scottish Canals is utilising these 18th century assets along with innovative technology to tackle modern problems. Through working with partners to create pioneering systems, Scottish Canals is helping to combat flooding and driving positive transformation in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas
  • The Forth & Clyde, Union, Monkland, Caledonian and Crinan canals are recognised as Scheduled Monuments and attract 22million visits per year. See www.scottishcanals.co.uk for more information

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