Staff, volunteers and partners talk about life working with and for The Waterways Trust
It's long been a desire of mine to visit the Scottish Highlands
and now with recruitment of a Canal Environment & Heritage
Officer for the Caledonian Canal underway, maybe I'll have just
the excuse to go. Our work in Scotland is going from strength to
strength, as well as extending our work to the Highlands our Scents & Sensitivities
project at Auchinstarry Basin on the Forth & Clyde Canal is
just a few weeks away from completion.
This has been a mamouth iniative - to transform a new canal
basin into a resource which is valued, used and enjoyed by the
local community and visitors to the area.
Working with the local community of Croy, we have helped to
create a sensory garden and nature trail, new pathways and seating
areas. Stunning sculptures provide wonderful focal points at the
site. Local school children worked with artists to create artwork
which now adorns litter bins, picnic benches and helps to interpret
the site. Volunteers from The Coach House Trust also learnt valuable
woodworking skills when they helped create the picnic benches.
This project is a great example of just how we are helping to
enrich people's lives through waterways.