Richard Millar
Green Blue Futures 2013
Inverness

Ft. Augustus

Ft. William

Ardrishaig

Falkirk
Bowling
Glasgow

Edinburgh
Caledonian Canal
Crinan Canal
Forth & Clyde
Union Canal
A Proud History
Canal Versus Railway
Industrial Heritage
Serious
Decline
Belief
36 Major Obstructions
The Millennium Link
• 7 new opening bridges
• 28 new road bridges
• 9 new locks constructed
• 32 locks refurbished
• 38 ma...
What can you do with Canals in the 21st Century
20 years ago
Changes in the Last 20 Years

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Auchinstarry
www.scottishcanals.co.uk
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Scottish Canals : Third Sector
Charities & Trusts
• Seagull Trust
• Forth & Clyde Canal Society
• Linlithgow Canal Society...
Third Sector Activity
• Canal diagram and areas of influence
Lambhill
• Long-standing neglect of human
capital and community assets
• Loss of public buildings
• Very high level of der...
Loss of Public Buildings
Lambhill Law & Order!
•
● Following investment from Growing Community Assets (Big Lottery), Glasgow City
Council, Scottish Canals and the Climate ...
Community Garden
Community Garden
The area’s health statistics
Deaths (all ages)
Coronary heart disease deaths
Cerebrovascular disease deaths
Suicide rate
D...
Maryhill
Pinkston will deliver:
• A year round paddling facility
• For Canoe & Kayak training for all levels, Canoe Polo, Whitewate...
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Making
Canal
water
exciting
Transforming Lives
The Helix
Turning the fringe into the centre

Through place-making and engagement with people, we
will create a new green heart wher...
Hallglen

• 10% Low birthweight babies

High Flats

• Worst 5% in Scotland for Education

Westquarter

Dawson Priority Are...
People-centric
Kelpies

Sentinel

Canal Sea Lock

Canal Hub
Wetland
Event Space
Helix Lagoon

Falkirk Stadium

Central Park
Helix South

...
www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Gateway
Improvement
Community Arts

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
The Canal,
The Kelpies
and
The Visitor Hub
Scotland’s Canals
Reaching their potential

www.scottishcanals.co.uk

53
The Future
Canal
A small front door

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Canal extension route

Kelpie Lock
M9 crossing
Canal Hub

Lift bridge

Sealock
Canal Line

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Moving the Motorway

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Creating new
attractions

New parkland and destination attracts 500,000 visitors
per year to Falkirk
A New Icon
Need for an
icon
Gateway
Improvement

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
The Green Blue Challenge
How to develop a new iconic parkland
and new canal into a driver for
Social Enterprise

www.scott...
Community
Arts

We are working with Langlees to help them take on more potential CED
based offers include running their ow...
Cycling & Woodlands
• We are supporting Callendar Estates CED group as part of the emerging
Bespoke Project
Creating a buzz about Social Enterprise
n

• We are building up a Helix Honey initiative with support from ASDA
and Commun...
Home Grown
n

• We are supporting the Allotment Society
• Land purchased and funds raised
Bio char
n

£10/kg
£1000£1500/cycle

Kiln £3500
Investment
Quick Outputs
•The canals rebuild cost is estimated at £1.75bn
•Estate covers 1500 hectares of land and 95 hectares of wat...
A Shared Asset for the Future

Scottishcanals.co.uk
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  1. 1. Richard Millar Green Blue Futures 2013
  2. 2. Inverness Ft. Augustus Ft. William Ardrishaig Falkirk Bowling Glasgow Edinburgh
  3. 3. Caledonian Canal
  4. 4. Crinan Canal
  5. 5. Forth & Clyde
  6. 6. Union Canal
  7. 7. A Proud History
  8. 8. Canal Versus Railway
  9. 9. Industrial Heritage
  10. 10. Serious Decline
  11. 11. Belief
  12. 12. 36 Major Obstructions
  13. 13. The Millennium Link • 7 new opening bridges • 28 new road bridges • 9 new locks constructed • 32 locks refurbished • 38 masonry bridges refurbished • 5 km of new canal formed • 300,000 tonnes of silt removed 36 Major Obstructions removed
  14. 14. What can you do with Canals in the 21st Century
  15. 15. 20 years ago
  16. 16. Changes in the Last 20 Years www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  17. 17. Auchinstarry
  18. 18. www.scottishcanals.co.uk 19
  19. 19. Scottish Canals : Third Sector Charities & Trusts • Seagull Trust • Forth & Clyde Canal Society • Linlithgow Canal Society • Bridge 19-40 • Social Enterprises • Housing Associations ( Link, Queens Cross, NG Homes Prospect) • Impact Arts • Re Union/ Capercaille • Lambhill Stables Trust • Bridge 8 Canal Hub • Pinkston Paddle sports • Twechar Community Action www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  20. 20. Third Sector Activity • Canal diagram and areas of influence
  21. 21. Lambhill • Long-standing neglect of human capital and community assets • Loss of public buildings • Very high level of dereliction • Little positive economic activity • Low aspirations • High benefit dependency
  22. 22. Loss of Public Buildings
  23. 23. Lambhill Law & Order! •
  24. 24. ● Following investment from Growing Community Assets (Big Lottery), Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals and the Climate Challenge Fund, Lambhill Stables has demonstrated the ability to deliver a programme of transformation.
  25. 25. Community Garden
  26. 26. Community Garden
  27. 27. The area’s health statistics Deaths (all ages) Coronary heart disease deaths Cerebrovascular disease deaths Suicide rate Drug related deaths Alcohol related deaths Drug offenders Social work clients (aged 0-15) Infant deaths Glasgow ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 % above National Average 43% 64% 70% 71% 223% 119% 72% 70% 27%
  28. 28. Maryhill
  29. 29. Pinkston will deliver: • A year round paddling facility • For Canoe & Kayak training for all levels, Canoe Polo, Whitewater, outdoor swimming • Events from triathlons to national freestyle series Physical outputs • 130m by 30m wide cleanwater pool • 100m whitewater course and 30m freestyle course (Grade 3 rapids) • 4 changing rooms (16 showers+ disabled facilities) • 2 wet classrooms • Space for 20 clubs • 75 Car parking spaces Animation • Venue has capacity to hold events for 150 competitors • Venue for local, regional and national development of the sport. (Slalom & Canoe polo) • A venue for Life saving training & community education • Swiftwater rescue training and potentially national Fire & Police games
  30. 30. 37 37
  31. 31. Making Canal water exciting
  32. 32. Transforming Lives The Helix
  33. 33. Turning the fringe into the centre Through place-making and engagement with people, we will create a new green heart where urban fringe inverts to create a new gateway at the centre of a new metropolitan area
  34. 34. Hallglen • 10% Low birthweight babies High Flats • Worst 5% in Scotland for Education Westquarter Dawson Priority Area • Worst 10% in Scotland for deprivation • 32% Benefit dependency Thornhill Road • Worst 5% in Scotland for Crime • High Unemployment Falkirk Gateway • High youth unemployment Alcan Falkirk Community Stadium • High benefit dependency • Low educational attainment West Mains Industrial Estate Earls Gate Development Area • High levels of crime Canal Corridor Scottish index of Multiple Deprivation 2006 M9 Corridor Connected Path Network New Gateway to Lowland Canals Grangemouth Priority Area • 30% Benefit dependency Connecting with Communities • Connecting employment sites • Intermediate labour markets • Tourism opportunity • Direct & indirect employment • Reconnecting communities
  35. 35. People-centric
  36. 36. Kelpies Sentinel Canal Sea Lock Canal Hub Wetland Event Space Helix Lagoon Falkirk Stadium Central Park Helix South Allotments
  37. 37. www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  38. 38. Gateway Improvement
  39. 39. Community Arts www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  40. 40. The Canal, The Kelpies and The Visitor Hub
  41. 41. Scotland’s Canals Reaching their potential www.scottishcanals.co.uk 53
  42. 42. The Future Canal
  43. 43. A small front door www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  44. 44. Canal extension route Kelpie Lock M9 crossing Canal Hub Lift bridge Sealock
  45. 45. Canal Line www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  46. 46. Moving the Motorway www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  47. 47. Creating new attractions New parkland and destination attracts 500,000 visitors per year to Falkirk
  48. 48. A New Icon
  49. 49. Need for an icon
  50. 50. Gateway Improvement www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  51. 51. The Green Blue Challenge How to develop a new iconic parkland and new canal into a driver for Social Enterprise www.scottishcanals.co.uk
  52. 52. Community Arts We are working with Langlees to help them take on more potential CED based offers include running their own art gallery as well as taking on more of their woodland management.
  53. 53. Cycling & Woodlands • We are supporting Callendar Estates CED group as part of the emerging Bespoke Project
  54. 54. Creating a buzz about Social Enterprise n • We are building up a Helix Honey initiative with support from ASDA and Community Groups Home for 150,000 new Bees Produce: Helix Honey, Lipbalm, Beeswax Candles, Mead Economic Benefits: Education, Health (mental and physical), environment, carbon reduction, stronger ecosystem, significant increase in yields from nearby crops
  55. 55. Home Grown n • We are supporting the Allotment Society • Land purchased and funds raised
  56. 56. Bio char n £10/kg £1000£1500/cycle Kiln £3500 Investment
  57. 57. Quick Outputs •The canals rebuild cost is estimated at £1.75bn •Estate covers 1500 hectares of land and 95 hectares of water •Government grant per year is £10m £56m+ Of Gross Value Added Per annum • Over the last 10 years Scottish Canals have delivered: • 7 major new destinations across the system. • Contributed to reduction in relative deprivation in many canal side communities. Economic • In partnership £285m of development on our banks, creating £13.8m GVA per annum. •Next 10 years are predicted to deliver 1250 housing units and 170,000 sq m of canal side development delivering £18m per annum GVA • Others have delivered in excess of £150m of additional development on the canal banks in the last 10 years •Tourism on the canals delivers £11m direct spend and £23m of indirect spend per annum •Social & Environmental •tSWT over the last 10 years has delivered £10m+ of funding and projects •Health benefits attributed to the use of the canal exceeds £8 million per annum. •Ever £1 invested in our towpath delivers £7 of benefits. •Scottish canals freight delivers a £475,000 environmental saving per annum
  58. 58. A Shared Asset for the Future Scottishcanals.co.uk

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