Funding announced for bridges in Scotland
Hot off the press is news from the Scottish Government on 28th June that additional funding of £1.6 million has been found to carry out repairs to Bonnybridge and Twechar lift bridges on the Forth & Clyde Canal, and also to carry out further work to Ardrishaig Pier (all issues that we have been campaigning about).
Scottish Canals hope this will mean a swift reopening of the Forth & Clyde Canal as a through route from coast to coast across the Scottish lowlands.
However, there is concern about the future of the Lowland Canals, following the recent publication of Scottish Canals’ Asset Management Strategy, which suggests that sections of the Lowland Canals could face permanent closure.
Read more about the Scottish Canals Closure Threat.