Date lodged: 3 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what projects have been funded by the "additional £5.35 million of capital funding for Scottish Canals", which was referred to in the Transport Scotland news release dated 23 November 2018.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 13 December 2018
The additional £5.35m of capital funding which has been made available to Scottish Canals will fund vital asset management work including the replacement of lock gates at Fort Augustus. Other works will include phase one of plans to replace lock gates at Kytra and Cullochy, 4 pairs of lock gates for the Forth & Clyde Canal, new water monitoring systems for the Crinan Reservoir and the Forth & Clyde summit pound, a review of remote operations for Bonnybridge and Twechar bridges, the creation of 24 new moorings at Laggan Locks and new dredging plant to enable Scottish Canals' staff to improve the navigation channel across the network.