£1.6MILLION FOR SCOT­TISH CANALS

Practical Boat Owner - - Regional News -

Re­pairs and im­prove­ments to Bon­ny­bridge and Twechar bridges on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and Ar­dr­ishaig Pier, can go ahead af­ter the Scot­tish Govern­ment an­nounced £1.625m in ex­tra fund­ing for Scot­tish Canals.

The Bon­ny­bridge and Twechar bridges have been closed since Jan­uary af­ter an in­spec­tion re­vealed the op­er­at­ing mech­a­nisms to be un­safe. This re­sulted in no through traf­fic be­tween Bowl­ing and Grange­mouth.

The In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion has been push­ing for re­pairs to be ur­gently made due to the im­pact on lo­cal boats.

Scot­tish Canals said while it wel­comed the fund­ing, it had a re­pairs back­log in ex­cess of £70m, and would work with the govern­ment to ad­dress this chal­lenge.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.