The Cullochy Breach, Repair & Weir Reconstruction, Caledonian Canal, Loch Oich Reservoir, Inverness

19 April, 2016 | 17:30 - 20:00

An excavator repairing the damage to the river bank.
An excavator repairing the damage to the river bank.

About this event

A flood event on 8th March 2015 caused a breach of the Caledonian Canal and loss of Cullochy Weir. A temporary rockfill dam was constructed between the abutments of the old Aberchalder Bridge, sheet piling driven across the breach site adjacent to Cullochy Weir and the temporary dam removed to reopen the canal on 30th April 2015. The Cullochy Weir was then reconstructed, and the towpath over the weir was finally reopened on 11th September 2015.

This event will also include the Branch AGM.


For further information on this event, please contact Alasdair Couttie at:

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Please note: This even is being held at the new Inverness College campus. Download the map.


Andrew Ross, Technical Manager, Scottish Canals

Andrew is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 33 years work experience in the UK and overseas. He was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, before studying at Edinburgh University for an Honours Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering.

His early career was spent with Sir M MacDonald & Partners (now part of the MottMac Group). He had overseas postings in Oman, Somalia and Pakistan, before transferring to MottMac's Aberdeen Office in 1989. In 1999 he joined British Waterways and moved to Inverness.

Andrew is now Technical Manager and Reservoir Supervising Engineer for Scottish Canals, with responsibility for maintaining canal structures and reservoir dams across Scotland. In his spare time, Andrew is a keen hill walker and photographer.