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Scottish Canal Clearance Action to Shift 70 Years of Silt

Posted on March 21, 2016

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman

Clearance of a 70-year build-up of silt that boaters claim has made one of Scotland’s most popular canals virtually unnavigable is finally under way, The Scotsman has learned.

New machines are dredging and cutting back weeds on the Union Canal between Falkirk and Edinburgh at the start of a determined effort by Scottish Canals to tackle the problem.

The Scottish Government-funded body, which launched the project this month, plans to dredge 3,500 tonnes by next March compared to 2,000 tonnes last year.


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