Canal re-opens at Falkirk Wheel

Work on the new aqueduct is completed and the Forth & Clyde Canal will re-open today''Picture: Michael Gillen
Work on the new aqueduct is completed and the Forth & Clyde Canal will re-open today''Picture: Michael Gillen

The Forth & Clyde Canal at the Falkirk Wheel will re-open at lunchtime today’

It follows a six month closure for the demolition and reconstruction of the Carmuirs twin railway tunnels beneath the waterway.

The construction of the £4.5 million aqueduct and reinstatement of the canal – delivered as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme – was completed ahead of the busy Easter programme on the waterway.