Canals are also a great way to get around, with canal-bus systems offering an easy commute. And they offer leisure opportunities – from boating to summer parades to winter skating.
Edinburgh’s Union Canal has been a hidden gem. But now the canal is set to come alive with a sense of community and the buzz of business. India Quay will comprise over 400 units of housing, office space and retail outlets. Social and cultural needs will be met with restaurants, cafés, green spaces and an arts venue.