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About IWA in Scotland

Scotland is covered by IWA Lancs & Cumbria Branch. IWA also actively lobbies to ensure parts of the Lowland Canals stay open as part of Scottish Waterways for All.

150 miles of canal in Scotland are managed by Scottish Canals. The Forth & Clyde and Union canals (the Lowland Canals) were restored as a Millennium project and reopened in 2001. The Crinan Canal and the Caledonian Canal have remained navigable as coast to coast routes, while the Monkland Canal is currently derelict.

Latest news

Aston Nature Reserve

Work to bring the Montgomery Canal back into use as a navigation must also protect habitats

Burslem Branch Canal Conservation Area

The Trent & Mersey Canal Conservation Area now includes Burslem Branch Canal.

Crown Wharf

The site on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Stone will have a development good for heritage and the community, thanks to our lobbying.

Aberdulais Aqueduct

Aberdulais Aqueduct is a Grade II* listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument at risk from the effects of climate change.

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, an iconic heritage structure, is at risk from disagreements over funding and climate change.