The Transport (Scotland) Bill will enable Ministers to vary the size of the Board of Scottish Canals in order to ensure that the Board has the skills needed to oversee the varied work of the organisation.
This will help to strengthen its capacity to support economic regeneration.
About Scottish Canals
Scottish Canals are the public body who manage the canal network in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. Scottish Canals receive grant-in-aid to perform statutory duties and to progress new canal-related initiatives. They also generate income from commercial activities.
You can learn more about Scottish Canals and the Board on their website.
For more information see the Policy Memorandum on the Scottish Parliament website.