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Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute reopens after heavy rainfall

Crinan Canal Image copyright Scottish Canals

The Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute has reopened after being closed due to heavy rainfall.

The nine-mile canal connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura.

It provides a navigable route between the River Clyde and the Inner Hebrides.

Scottish Canals, which operates the route, said the canal had been closed for three hours for safety reasons and delays were still likely.

A statement from the group said: "The local team worked overnight to reduce the water levels but, as it is not advisable for boats to be moving while this is happening, the canal was closed for three hours this morning to allow the work to be completed.

"Given further heavy rain forecast this evening and overnight, we will continue to monitor water levels. Please note that customers transiting the Crinan during this time may face delays."

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