Scotland canals 'success story'

Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019

THE Scottish Government's Transport Secretary Michael Mathieson tells there is 'continued innovation' on the Scottish canals.

Commenting on an economic study he points out there has been an investment of £1.53bn in Scotland’s canals since the reopening of the Lowland inland waterways in 2002, Alan Tilbury reports.

The study showed the canals have attracted a multi-million pound investment in regeneration, tourism and infrastructure projects across the Highland and Lowland canals, with 9,078 housing units built creating 8,415 jobs and 9,218 temporary construction jobs since 2010.

Michael Mathieson states that the investment in the canals will continue.