Union Canal cleared for boating season

Dredger in action on the Union Canal at Linlithgow.
Dredger in action on the Union Canal at Linlithgow.

Scottish Canals is gearing up for the busy summer boating season with dredging work at Linlithgow.

David Lamont, director of operations at Scottish Canals, said: “While we undertake a huge number of projects throughout the country, we are, first and foremost, the custodians of Scotland’s canals and safeguarding the rich 200-year-old heritage of the Union Canal for future generations is a key part of our vision.

“This summer is set to be a very busy season on the nation’s waterways and these dredging works are vital to ensure that boaters can enjoy the many attractions on and along Scotland’s canals.

‘‘The work also prepares Linlithgow for the launch of the latest stage of our Living on Water scheme that will see even more people call this beautiful location home.”

Inspired by schemes in Scandinavia, Living on Water was originally piloted in 2012 with the introduction of sites at Glasgow’s Speirs Wharf, Leamington Wharf in Edinburgh and Muirtown Wharf in Inverness.