Insufficient funding has led to closed bridges and structures on the Lowland Canals. The Forth & Clyde and Union canals were restored as a Millennium project. The Millennium Commission and European grants included conditions that the canals must be maintained to cruising standard for at least 25 years. The canals were reopened just 17 years ago.
We have been campaigning over the past few years for more funding and for navigations to be kept open and maintained.
31st October 2018 Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views
26th October 2018 IWA Response to Scottish Parliament Petition
3rd July 2018 Position Statement on Scottish Canals
29th June 2018 Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland
27th June 2018 Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure
3rd April 2018 Another Bridge Closed by Scottish Canals
6th February 2018 IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure
12th September 2017 Edinburgh Union Canal Towpath Study letter
23th March 2017 IWA warns Scottish Canals over declining boat numbers
31st October 2016 IWA Responds to Scottish Canals Pricing Consultation