Scottish Canals



Study details positive impact of canal regeneration on community health

The regeneration of canals and rivers in cities around the world can lead to a decrease in mortality rates in surrounding locations and reducing the gap between deprived and affluent communities, according to new research.

Published 16 July 2020

Green light for ‘landmark’ footbridge over Forth and Clyde canal

Plans for a new footbridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal near Maryhill have been given the go-ahead.

Published 20 February 2020

Maryhill development is talk of the town

A development of new homes in Maryhill is now complete and has sold out in record time.

Published 16 October 2019

Passivhaus-standard affordable housing plan lodged for Diageo’s former Dundashill distillery

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has submitted an application for planning permission to create 89 affordable homes at the former Diageo distillery site at Dundashill, Glasgow.

Published 31 July 2019

Contract agreed for new Winchburgh marina

A new image revealing how the planned development of a new marina at Winchburgh will look has been released after Winchburgh Developments Limited and Scottish Canals agreed a contract for the project.

Published 1 July 2019

Shipping container office space planned for Port Dundas canal

Scottish Canals has submitted plans to develop a three-storey office building made from adapted shipping containers beside the canal at Port Dundas in Glasgow.

Published 25 June 2019

Architects link up to offer Dundashill terraced home designs

Six Glasgow architecture practices have tabled innovative proposals to rethink the design of terraced housing.

Published 16 April 2019

Designs unveiled for ‘landmark’ footbridge over Forth and Clyde canal

Plans have been submitted for a new footbridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal set to permanently link three communities in the north of Glasgow for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790.

Published 4 April 2019

And finally... Engineering secrets of Falkirk Wheel to be revealed to public

The Falkirk Wheel is set to reveal its engineering secrets, with the first-ever public tour of the iconic structure’s internal workings.

Published 10 January 2019

New 600-home development begins in North Glasgow

The widespread regeneration of North Glasgow is set to continue with a 600-strong housing development now underway on the former Diageo distillery site in Port Dundas.

Published 15 October 2018

Work starts on fourth phase at Maryhill Locks

Developer Bigg Regeneration – a partnership between Scottish Canals and Places for People – has started work on the next phase of its 'Maryhill Locks' development in Glasgow.

Published 22 June 2018

Scottish Canals launches new Asset Management Strategy

Scottish Canals has launched a new strategy setting out how the organisation will manage, care for, and prioritise works on the infrastructure of the nation’s 250-year-old waterways between now and 2030 in the face of a £70 million repair backlog.

Published 22 June 2018

Housing association acquires Igloo Fund’s share of BIGG Regeneration

Places for People has acquired 50% of a regeneration partnership which delivers sustainable homes and manages significant work space in Scotland.

Published 17 May 2018

£1.5m project set to transform gateway to Crinan Canal

A historic disused building known locally as the ‘Egg Shed’ is to be transformed into a new heritage and community hub at the gateway to the Crinan Canal in Ardrishaig.

Published 19 April 2018

Plans approved to create Scotland’s answer to New York’s ‘High Line’

Ambitious plans to create a new linear park inspired by New York City’s High Line at the western gateway to the Forth & Clyde Canal have taken another step forward with the granting of planning consent for the project.

Published 6 December 2017