We have just received this worrying notice from Scottish Canals. If you are planning, or have commenced a transit in July, please make sure to call 0845 6766000 or 07810 794467 to find the current situation. Lock 9 is East of Falkirk, West of the Forth sealock. You can still do Bowling to Auchinstarry, or even Edinburgh via the Falkirk Wheel (if your draft is less than one metre), but do phone to check before committing.

IMPORTANT: Forth & Clyde Canal closed to sea to sea transits

Following a cill failure at Lock 9 the Forth & Clyde Canal is closed to sea to sea transits until further notice.

Local movements are still possible and Scottish Canals is investigating what repairs are needed.

An update will be provided in due course. “