Scottish Canals is responsible for the management and development of five canals and their surrounding estates across Scotland. The Forth & Clyde, Union, Monkland, Crinan and Caledonian canals, together extend over 137 miles from coast to coast, across country and into the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. This network of inland waterways are recognised as Scheduled Monuments and attract more than 22 million visitors per year. The network also includes internationally renowned landmarks The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.
Built 200 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. Scottish Canals achieves this by acting as a catalyst for sustainable economic development, regeneration and tourism, as well as contributing to education, biodiversity, heritage and the promotion of active living and healthier lifestyles.
Scottish Canals will host the World Canals Conference in Inverness, during September 2016.
For further information visit: www.scottishcanals.co.uk