Caledonian Canal reopens after works delay

Lock gates are to replaced.

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The Caledonian Canal was due to reopen yesterday (Wednesday April 17), a week later than expected.

Engineers working on the £5.3million lock gate replacement works at Kytra and Fort Augustus encountered some unexpected issues with the historic fabric of the lock chambers and were not able to meet the originally planned reopening date on April 8.

Other areas of the canal have remained unaffected and operational since March 25.

Scottish Canals apologised for the disruption caused to boating customers and thanked them for their understanding in what has been a ‘challenging’ engineering project.