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Canal scheme to make boaters feel at home

posted 23 Mar 2012, 08:13 by David Rintoul   [ updated 23 Mar 2012, 08:18 ]

Boaters are being offered the first chance to drop anchor permanently and enjoy a life on the open water – in the city centre.

British Waterways Scotland is launching a pilot project auctioning off eight residential canal moorings at Leamington Wharf in Edinburgh, more than doubling the number of permanent sites in the Lothians.

The scheme is designed to boost canal use and test market demand ahead of a possible rise in the number of mooring sites in the city.