Towpath Diversion on the QEII Canal near Grangemouth

Towpath Diversion on the QEII Canal near Grangemouth

To allow third-party repair works to pipe over the QEII Canal at Grangemouth there will be some towpath and navigation disruption.

Both the QEII Canal and a section of the towpath will be closed between 18th October 2021 and July 2022 to allow works to be carried out safely.


Update 22nd June 2022

The repairs to the third-party pipes at Dalgrain pumping station have been delayed by some operational issues. This has had a knock-on effect to the towpath and canal. The QEII Canal link is now likely to remain closed to navigation and towpath traffic until 8th July. Customers are advised to continue using the towpath diversion outlined below.

Update 17th May 2022

We have an updated programme of works from contractors Balfour Beatty for pipe repairs on the QEII canal at Dalgrain pumping station.

Both the towpath and canal will be closed until Monday 6th June 2022 to allow the completion of repair works. The towpath closure will begin on Monday 23rd May until 30th June and users are advised to use the diversion outlined below on this page


Update 31st March 2022

Due to an ongoing issue with a third third-party asset, the QEII Canal link and de-masting facilities at the Firth of Forth are currently expected to remain closed until the end of June 2022.

Navigation through the Forth & Clyde Canal will be maintained through sea lock 2 at The Kelpies. Any customers wishing to use de-masting facilities may wish to contact Port Edgar on the Firth of Forth where de-masting can be arranged.

There will also be some local towpath disruption when the works to rectify the issue are undertaken.

Update 7th January 2022
The towpath will be closed again to public use from the morning of 10th January 2022 for completion of the works.
Signage will be in place advising of the closure period and the below diversion route will resume.
Update 17th December 2021
The current towpath closure will be lifted and towpath re-opened for use from 16:00 on 24th December 2021 and over the festive period.
To complete the works, the towpath will be closed again to public use from 10/01/2022 until further notice.
Please find the below diversion in place.

Heading east towards Dalgrain Road

From the towpath head south to Bank Street

Walk south-east on Bank St towards Kelvin St

Turn left onto Kelvin St

Turn right onto Clyde St

Turn left onto Dalgrain Rd


Heading West towards the Kelpies

Turn right onto Clyde St

Turn left onto Kelvin St

Turn Right on to Bank St

Walk north-east on Bank St towards footpath.

This page will be updated as works progress.

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