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About IWA in Scotland

Scotland is covered by IWA Lancs & Cumbria Branch. IWA also actively lobbies to ensure parts of the Lowland Canals stay open as part of Scottish Waterways for All.

150 miles of canal in Scotland are managed by Scottish Canals. The Forth & Clyde and Union canals (the Lowland Canals) were restored as a Millennium project and reopened in 2001. The Crinan Canal and the Caledonian Canal have remained navigable as coast to coast routes, while the Monkland Canal is currently derelict.

Latest news

Proposed housing application at Froghall

A planning application has recently been submitted for land directly south of the basin at the start of the Uttoxeter Canal in Froghall.

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans

The latest HS2 Phase 2b Western Leg Design Refinement proposals affect the Ashton Canal and Rochdale Canal in Manchester.

Waterways in Progress Grant: Chesterfield Canal

£50,000 was awarded to Rewatering Renishaw Phase 1a project as part of IWA’s Waterways in Progress Grants.

Waterways in Progress Grant: Swansea Canal

IWA awarded £18,000 to the Swansea Canal Society’s Coed Gwilym Park Slipway Project as part of IWA’s Waterways in Progress Grants in 2019.

Waterways in Progress Grant: Wilts & Berks Canal

£13,960 was awarded the Shrivenham Canal Park Project as part of IWA’s Waterways in Progress Grants.