Stories Along the Union Canal
People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church have been working together since the last
year, bringing their project All Aboard to life. Together, the Scottish charity and parish
church will run a boat from the Polwarth Pontoon aboard the Union Canal, promoting
learning and positive engagement with the community within this unique environment.
After a successful pilot last summer, the project has been awarded various grants allowing
the partner organisations to near their goal of purchasing their own canal boat. In planning
the purchase, they have been engaging widely with the canal community to find the most
suitable boat with which they can provide the best support.
Now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak they are finding new ways to continue this
community engagement through their Stories Along the Union Canal campaign. As they
prepare to take this big step forward on the canal, they have been looking backwards, to
the history and memories of this community. These stories and memories have been
compiled into an interactive map on their website and People Know How will be sharing
these stories regularly over the next month, starting Monday 8 June, with an open call for
Keep an eye out on People Know How’s social media channels and get involved with the