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Scottish Canals Team Challenges

Calling all teams of between 5 – 15 people.  Scottish Canals needs your help once more.

If you can spare some time to come along and assist you will be made most welcome.


  • Dress for the weather forecasted and wear old clothes.
  • Wear safety/sturdy footwear
  • Bring a snack/packed lunch

Scottish Canals will provide all the tools required for the activities.


15th November           The Forth & Clyde Canal:                         Sensory Garden in Auchinstarry Marina near Kilsyth

Tasks:  Garden Maintenance for Winter.  Creation of a new Rose Bed.  Willow Structure Maintenance.

Meeting Point:  Auchinstarry Marina at 10am.  Meet in the Blue Volunteers Hut

21st November                The Falkirk Wheel 

Tasks:  Willow cutting/weaving, Vegetation control, Garden maintenance, Litter picking the canal towpath

22nd November              Auchinstarry Marina near Kilsyth     Sensory Garden

Tasks:   Garden Maintenance for Winter,  Creation of new Rose BEd,  Willow structure maintenance.

29th November              The Falkirk Wheel

Tasks           Christmas Decorations and outside Maintenance.

1st December            Forth & Clyde Canal  at Maryhill     Litter Pick

Tasks:  Litter pick the area and the Towpath east and west on the canal.

Meeting point:  11am at Ruchill Church next to McDonalds

Duration – 3 hours

6th & 7th December            Firhill Island       Cutting Vegetation

Tasks       Access the island to cut the vegetation to allow a survey team to inspect.  The island has not been set foot on for some time.  This will be a bit of an exploration into the unknown.

21st December             The Union Canal              Litter Pick

Tasks               Litter the Union Canal from Calders to West Hailles Park

To apply for these volunteering days please complete the form below and press SEND.  You will receive a reply within 5 working days.

Organisations responding to this offer are responsible for ensuring appropriate insurances are in place, be willing to supervise the task(s) and, if applicable, ensure risk assessments have been undertaken.  Normal policies and procedures of your organisation will apply.


Contact John

Please ensure that you complete all the boxes and include as much information as you can about your project and task your team would like to be involved in. This will assist John. Please note, a copy of your email will be sent to Helen Taylor for Volunteer Glasgow records.

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