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Canal college restores a 200-year-old waterway

January 2014

Christmas came early for our last group of young participants who graduated in December. The young people achieved a lot including starting work on our project to excavate the historic Falkirk lock flight. The curriculum at Canal College involves excavating a disused 200-year-old canal lock, which was once part of the busy waterways between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The project has been bringing the lock back to life as a heritage attraction next to the Falkirk Wheel.

Now, we're busy recruiting for the next 14 week programme. So, if you know anyone between 16-25 years of age living in Falkirk or Edinburgh who is not currently in work, training or education, please let them know.

canal college is free and, with almost half of the participants in our last programme already moved on to a positive new destination, it's proving to be an excellent place to build confidence, achieve a range of heritage and environment skills and get on the path to work.

If you've a moment, watch this BBC Reporting Scotland feature and see the young people in action on this exciting project.