Living on Water

Living on Water is part of an overall strategy to deliver sustainable development and improvements to Scotland’s canals and towpaths.

The Living on Water Initiative has brought new vibrancy to Scotland’s canals.

The goal of the initiative was to stimulate the growth of the residential and commercial market by creating high-quality moorings that formed safe, friendly and lively communities.

Its aims included:

  • Encourage more people to live, work and play on the water.
  • Provide waterside communities with an enhanced ‘sense of place’.
  • Stimulate ‘active living’ and drive economic growth.

The initial phase of the initiative focused on Edinburgh and Inverness before being extended to other parts of the canal network.

Living on Water is part of an overall strategy to deliver sustainable development and improvements to Scotland’s canals and towpaths. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made. Living on Water will continue this success story into the future.

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Our Projects

Scottish Canals manages a varied property portfolio on behalf of the Scottish Government. Our primary focus for new projects is to enhance or create tourist and leisure destinations with opportunities for people to live work and play on Scotland’s Canal.