Dredging readies the Forth and Clyde for boating season

Scottish Canals is gearing up for the busy summer boating season by undertaking dredging work at Cadder on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Carried out as part of a wider programme that saw more than 2,000 tonnes of sediment removed from the Lowland Canals, the work also prepared the area for the launch of the latest phase of Scottish Canals’ residential mooring initiative – Living on Water.

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 Forth and Clyde 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 are able to enjoy the many attractions on and along Scotland’s canals.

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

Living on Water moorings at Cadder are scheduled to be launched in late-June, inspired by similar schemes in Scandinavia, Holland and England.