Caledonian Canal: Opening to Navigation

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Following the recent breach Scottish Canals can confirm that the Caledonian Canal will be fully open to all sea to sea traffic at Aberchalder from 08.30am on Thursday 30th April.

In addition, Scottish Canals are pleased to advise that restricted passage for vessels with maximum dimensions of 5.5m beam and 1.8m freshwater draft will be possible from 9am Saturday 25th April. Restricted passage will be available as follows:

Saturday 25th April 9am - 5.30pm, Sunday 26th April 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday 27th April 8.30am - 5.30pm,Tuesday 27th April 8.30am - 5.30pm

Boaters should be aware that there will be some disruption at Fort Augustus on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th as a large floating work platform, tug and excavator are launched and assembled.

On Wednesday 29th April there will be no navigation at Aberchalder whilst the channel is cleared to its full depth.

At 8.30am on Thursday 30th April the canal at Aberchalder will reopen to sea to sea traffic, without depth restriction, although there may be a possibilty of occassional temporary delays as the work site and equipment is cleared.

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