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Canals policy gets update

The importance of preserving Scotland’s canal network has been underlined by Transport Minister Keith Brown.

Mr Brown was unveiling the Scottish Government’s updated policy for the waterways.

The latest strategy is aimed at continuing the revival of Scotland’s five canals by ­promoting regeneration over the next five to 10 years.

The waterways have experienced a 300 per cent increase in visitor numbers during the past eight years.

 

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