Join the Monkland Canal Autumn Bike Ride Saturday 27th October 10:30 am.
Waterways Trust Launches Two New Monkland Canal Walking Groups
Exciting opportunity to find out about the 200-year history of Scotland’s canals and uncover hidden gems in our artefact collection
Our first Union Canal creative writing walk on the 1st September led by award-winning poet Angela Blacklock-Brown attracted 10 people.
With the inspiration of the Olympics still ringing in their ears, Pinkston's first community coaches came out to the Forth & Clyde Canal today (Thursday 23rd August) to celebrate passing their Level 1 coach qualification with flying colours.
Feet First Group Canal Adopters collected three full bags of litter last weekend.
Volunteers from Edinburgh's tram builders Siemen's began their second year of their Canal Adoption activities
The Next Green Action Canal Skills Programme at Falkirk and North Lanarkshire starts in August and Participants aged 16 - 25 who are interested to get in touch.
The winners of the 2012 Waterways Renaissance Awards were announced at a ceremony last night, Wednesday 23 May, in Birmingham.
Twenty-nine outstanding projects along canals and rivers in the UK have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Inspirational education programmes, innovative design and construction schemes, pioneering environmental initiatives and dedicated volunteers are all seeking to win a coveted Waterways Renaissance Award.
A pilot for a new Curriculum for Excellence-linked education programme which brings together the John Muir Trust Discovery Award and the two hundred year old Caledonian Canal, began in Inverness on Friday 27th January.
Fundraising for Scotland's first competition standard, purpose built paddlesports centre gathered momentum as the planned £2.2m facility on the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow received a £100,000 cash boost from The People's Postcode Lottery Dream Fund.
Battered by winds, pounded by rain…looking for motivation to leave the house? Wrap up warm, get out and discover your local canal at one of our community events.
The Waterways Trust is looking for keen walkers so more people in East Manchester can venture out along the area’s towpath and discover the array of wildlife that can be found on their doorstep.
Plans have been announced for a major Waterways conference to take place at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port in May 2012.
The Waterways Trust wants people to come forward and share their memories and stories of the Great Glen and Caledonian Canal.
A Mela on 15 October 2011 alongside the canal in Bordesley, will celebrate the start of an exciting project to encourage more people to visit, use and care for Birmingham’s Heartland Canal Ring.
The historic narrowboat Mendip is well on her way to Birmingham after a gala send off from the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.
17 intrepid wildlife lovers ventured out along the Caledonian Canal in Inverness with Caledonian Canal Heritage Officer, Stephen Wiseman, last night (Wednesday 24 August) on a mission to record evidence of bats.
The three Heritage Lottery funded trainees currently undertaking an 18-month programme at the Heritage Boatyard, National Waterways Museum, will be transferring to Brinklow Boat Services in Warwickshire this week for their first work placement in a specialist yard, lasting 22-26 August.
The internationally acclaimed comic book writer, Mark Millar, was on hand on Friday 19th August to meet Scotland's first, larger than life superheroes, which have taken up residence beside the Monkland Canal in his hometown of Coatbridge.
The fifth Rochdale Canal Festival kicks off with an exciting launch day at Sowerby Bridge at 11am on Saturday 13 August 2011.
The Waterways Trust Scotland is running some exciting workshops along the Caledonian Canal to help people discover more about bats. Suitable for all the family, the evenings are a fantastic opportunity to explore the canal with an expert guide whilst recording species observed and numbers.
To help more people living near the Caledonian Canal unlock the amazing secrets of this spectacular waterway, The Waterways Trust Scotland has taken on a dedicated Canal Officer. Stephen Wiseman will be running a series of projects and activities to help people get out and discover the canal’s wonderful wildlife and heritage.
People living in Stroud and supporters of the Cotswold Canals voted in their droves, helping to bag £60,000 for the restoration project.
Children from Wellside Kindergarten joined Falkirk Provost, Pat Reid, and Katrina Bryan, who plays Nina as seen on the popular CBeebies science and education show, 'Nina and the Neurons', at the launch of a new addition to the family of Scottish canals today (Tuesday 28th June).
Agreement has been reached in principle for The Waterways Trust to merge its operations with the planned new waterways charity (NWC) when it is established in England & Wales next year.
Stroud is in with the chance of winning £60,000 to improve the towpath alongside the historic canals, providing better walking routes to and from the town. Your votes are needed.
The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne has won the 2011 Northamptonshire Heritage ‘People’s Choice’ Award, for the second year running.
Stroud is in with the chance of winning £60,000 to improve the towpath alongside the historic canals, providing better walking routes to and from the town.
The three year Dalriada Project to protect, enhance and promote the cultural and natural heritage of the ancient Dalriada region of Mid Argyll has reached the semi-finals and public voting round of The National Lottery Awards.
The winners of the 2011 Waterways Renaissance Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by Jim Hancock last night, Wednesday 25 May, in Birmingham.
A project to restore a Grade II listed dry dock at the heart of the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port has been named Haven Academy's 2011 Winner for Boat Conservation.
Thirteen art students from Lodge Park School, Corby, have put their creative talents to good use, transforming a non-descript education room at the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne with a colourful masterpiece.
Nineteen outstanding projects along canals and rivers in the UK have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Inspirational education programmes, innovative engineering and construction schemes and pioneering environmental initiatives are all seeking to win a coveted Waterways Renaissance Award.
British Waterways has appointed chairs to the two trial Local Waterway Partnerships that will advise and influence the management of canals and rivers in the West Midlands and North West.
People living in Miles Platting and Newton Heath in Manchester will be getting closer to nature along the Rochdale Canal thanks to the work of Rhys Wynne.
Over 100 Kilsyth school children helped celebrate the culmination of a £440,000 project to transform the environment at a canal basin alongside the Forth & Clyde Canal.
John Craven backs The Waterways Trust's appeal to save waterway woodland
The Waterways Trust Scotland and Glasgow Museums have joined together to create a ‘Glasgow Canal Kit’ to help people living in the region explore the heritage of the city’s canals.
BBC's flagship rural affairs programme, Countryfile, visited the National Waterways Museum for a feature on canalboat life, which was broadcast at the beginning of February.
Plans to create a community garden alongside the Union Canal at Calder Crescent, Wester Hailes can now get underway thanks to funding from Scottish Natural Heritage.
Budding comedians and thespians looking to learn more should head along to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.
Work is due to start in January on towpath improvements on the Rochdale Canal, between Punchbowl Lock (Lock 40) and Warland Swing Bridge.
People living in Birmingham city are set to benefit from almost £230,000 of funding from Access to Nature.
House Mill in LB Newham – a Grade I-listed flour mill of international importance and perched on the edge of the Olympic Park - has been given the green light by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a £2.65million* grant.
The Rochdale Canal in Manchester is set to benefit from £124,000 thanks to a grant from Big Lottery’s Access to Nature fund.
A project volunteers from the Waterways Action Squad to transform Freemans Copse, a small local nature reserve alongside the Shropshire Union Canal in Ellesmere Port, into a haven for butterflies and been selected by CSV Action Earth as runner-up in the Best Urban Biodiversity Prize category, winning a £100 cash prize.
One hundred local schoolchildren launched a paper boat on The Falkirk Wheel Wednesday 6 October to celebrate the forthcoming start of construction on a mini canal and outdoor classroom at the world's only rotating boatlift.