Union Canal Resilience Improvements

Following a breach on the Union Canal near Linlithgow on 12th August 2020, Scottish Canals have prioritised a programme of works to build resilience into the Union Canal to protect this important historic monument and also withstand the consequences of climate change.

Several improvements will be undertaken on many assets along the Union Canal, including a numbers of weirs and culverts. In order to undertake the works for the improvement and upgrade of each weir, the towpath will have to be locally closed and the canal will have to be locally restricted to navigation by temporary dams which will allow dewatering of the canal around each weir.

In addition, we will also be undertaking channel clearance along sections of the Union Canal and there may be localised disruptions when clearance is ongoing.

Below are links to the individual sections of the canal we will be working on. Information on any disruption dates and diversions will be shared here.

Woodcockdale Weir – 25th January to 26th February

Glen Village Weir – 25th January to 26th February

Muiravonside Weir – works conducted as part of the Union Canal breach reinstatement

Broomflat and Bonnington Weirs

Holemill Weir


This page will be updated as works progress.