Our schedule of projected maintenance works is outlined below. This planned investment in our canals is essential to safeguard them for future generations.

Canal and towpath disruptions will only happen on specific dates/times within the overall project; we communicate this via our news page and social media channels when dates are known. Further information on each project will be available by clicking the project name or via the what we are doing  page.
Dates are subject to change. The level and detail of disruption will be communicated via the news page and Scottish Canals social media channels as and when known.
Further projects may be added to this list when confirmed. The works schedule will be updated on a regular basis.

 

Caledonian Canal – 2022/23 projected works
Project Beginning  Completion
Navigational Closure  Jan 2023  Mar 2023
Tomnahurich Bridge Upgrades TBC TBC
Torvean swing bridge (The Highland Council) TBC TBC
Clachnaharry and Banavie Rail Bridges (Network Rail third party works) TBC TBC
Fort Augustus, Aberchalder, Laggan and Banavie swing bridge (BEAR Scotland third party works) TBC TBC

 

Crinan Canal – 2022/23 projected works
Project Beginning Completion
Navigational Closure End Sept 2022 March 2023
Crinan Lock 14 and Lock 15 upgrades End Sept 2022 March 2023
Dunardry Lock 9 and 13 upgrades End Sept 2022 March 2023
Cairnbaan Swing Bridge End Sept 2022 Feb 2023

 

Forth & Clyde Canal – 2022/23 projected works
Project Beginning Completion
Townhead Reservoir, Kilsyth Weir Upgrade End Oct 2022 Feb 2023
Stockingfield Bridge, North Glasgow Oct 2022
Glasgow Smart Canal MOT, North Glasgow Jan 2023 Feb 2022

 

The Falkirk Wheel – 2022/23 projected works
Project Beginning Completion
Navigational Closure Nov 2022 Dec 2022
The Falkirk Wheel MOT  08/11/2022  16/12/2022

 

Union Canal – 2022/23 projected works
Project Beginning Completion
Navigational Restrictions/Closure Nov 2022 March 2023
Embankments Strengthening, Brightons Nov 2022 March 2023
Embankments Strengthening, Westerhailes, Edinburgh Nov 2022 March 2023
Embankments Investigations, Pardovan, Linlithgow Nov 2022 March 2023
Embankments Investigations, Bantaskine, Falkirk Nov 2022 March 2023
Winchburgh Development Road Bridge (third party works) TBC TBC