It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for those able to stand on the canal basin at Fort Augustus - as Scottish Canals prepare for new lock gates to be installed.
Scottish Canals is offering the public the chance to learn about the engineering, history and wildlife of the historic Caledonian Canal and a chance to explore the depths of its colossal lock chambers.
Critical repairs are to be carried out on two historic Scottish canals following an increase in funding for the project.
An additional £5.35 million of capital funding has been awarded to allow replacement works to take place on one of Scotland's best-known waterways.
Twenty community groups are to benefit from the latest round of funding under the Making Places initiative.
Crucial work will take place over the next three months to safeguard Loch Dochfour reservoir near Inverness.
Frustrated motorists are demanding a new warning system to let them know when the city’s swing bridges will be opened.
It is best known as "Britain's most beautiful shortcut," and now the story of the Crinan Canal will be brought to life.
Nessie hunting could be set for a high speed upgrade.
Plans have been revealed for a "world class" new visitor centre for the Caledonian Canal.
Scotland's £130million sailing tourism sector could grow by more than a quarter over the next seven years, according to a new study.
Scale models of The Kelpies have taken up residence in Inverness's Falcon Square.
Torrential downpours in Argyll were so heavy that the Crinan Canal was forced to close for several hours today - because it was too full.
The Kelpies have proved a massive success with tourists in Falkirk.
The Highland capital is hoping to trump the likes of New York, Milan and Montreal by hosting the "best ever" World Canals Conference later this year.
Ventures to make the Caledonian Canal and Great Glen more visitor friendly are continuing apace.
Houseboat residents at an Inverness beauty spot have hit out at gang of antisocial youths who have plagued them for several weeks.
The Caledonian Canal will re-open to smaller vessels today after lengthy repairs were carried out to a massive breach of the waterway.
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Work to close a breach on the Caledonian Canal caused by extreme weather earlier this month will start on Monday.
A new visitor centre is to open alongside the Caledonian Canal in the spring as par of Scottish Canals ambitious plans to turn Neptune's Staircase in Lochaber into a "world-class tourism destination"
Work to restore an historic lighthouse on the banks of Loch Ness has been completed - just in time for its 200th birthday.
Ambitious plans to turn Neptune's Staircase in Lochaber into a "world-class tourism destination" have taken a step forward with the granting of planning permission for a new interpretation centre.
Scottish Canals is going to remove the "Beware of Bear" graffiti that has appeared on an historic tunnel under the Caledonian Canal.