Grant boost for Lapal restoration project

Grant boost for Lapal restoration project

27 November 2014

THE Lapal Canal Trust is celebrating the award of a £5000 grant from the Headley Trust.
This will be used to fund the cost of planning permission for the next stage of canal restoration in Selly Oak Park.

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Forth & Clyde Canal transformed into open-air gym

Forth & Clyde Canal transformed into open-air gym

27 November 2014

SCOTTISH Canals is encouraging the people of Glasgow to keep active over the festive season with the launch of an innovative fitness trail on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal.
The Trim Trail features six workout stations on a mile-long stretch of the canal in North Glasgow.

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Top tips to guard against winter storms and floods

Top tips to guard against winter storms and floods

27 October 2014

AFTER a great summer for most, it’s perhaps easy to forget the carnage caused by last winter’s storms and floods, particularly to boats left afloat.
Online boat insurer,, has therefore issued a timely reminder with advice to help reduce the risks of sinking and damage:


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Switching on the festive season at Mercia Marina

Switching on the festive season at Mercia Marina

26 November 2014

MERCIA Marina is kicking off the festive season this weekend with a Christmas Market complete with Santa’s grotto and a Christmas lights switch-on.

The marina, in Findern Lane, near Willington, is holding the event on Saturday and Sunday (November 29 and 30), from 10am-4pm each day. Admission and parking are free.

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Whilton Marina: Ballast on a Narrowboat

20 November 2014

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. We are at the time of the year where people are winterising their narrowboats ready for the winter. This video clip shows what can happen to a boat when it is winterised and a water tank is emptied.

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