September 17th 2019 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals is responsible to the Scottish Government for the management and development of five Scottish canals as well as the bridges, buildings, locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and reservoirs that supply the canals with the 332 million litres of water, which flow through them daily.

The Forth & Clyde, Union and Monkland canals in the Lowlands, the Crinan Canal in Argyll and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands are all Scheduled Monuments, which together extend over 137 miles from coast to coast and into the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Built two hundred years ago to fire the Industrial Revolution, today the canals contribute to the Scottish Government agenda of developing a Greener; Healthier; Smarter; Safer and Stronger; and Wealthier and Fairer Scotland by acting as a catalyst for sustainable economic development, regeneration and tourism; contributing to education, biodiversity, heritage and promoting active living and healthier lifestyles

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