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Monkland Canal

The Monkland Canal was a 12 mile-long canal. It was built to bring cheap coal from the mining areas of Monklands to Glasgow in Scotland.

Things to do nearby

Waterway notes

Funding of waterways managed by the Environment Agency

Along with its many environmental responsibilities, the Environment Agency manages the navigation of 630 miles of waterways – such as the River Thames and the River Medway in the south east – and many waterways in the Anglian Region.

Funding of Scottish Canals

150 miles of canal in Scotland are managed by Scottish Canals, the name for what remains of the British Waterways Board after their waterways in England and Wales were transferred to Canal & River Trust in 2012.