Highlands & Islands

Inverness to host World Canals Conference

The Kelpies Image copyright PA
Image caption The Kelpies will be among features on Scotland's canals that will be promoted during the event

Inverness will host an international event on canals in September 2016, Scottish Canals has said.

The World Canals Conference has previously been held in Montreal and New York.

More than 150 canal enthusiasts, professionals and operators from across the world are expected.

Scotland's national body said it would be a chance to promote the country's canal network and features such as the Kelpies near Falkirk.

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