Enjoy a winter break at one of our canalside cottages

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Boating updates!

Here you will find details of all the canal works across the network. From improvements to stoppages, everything you need to know as a customer on Scotland's Canals. Don't forget to sign up as a member to receive regular updates and news straight to your inbox!

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Volunteering on Scottish Canals

Volunteering with Scottish Canals and the Scottish Waterways Trust - Get involved, meet new people and help make your canals great places for exploring, relaxing, learning and working.

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Scotland's canals are perfect for Paddle Sports

Scotland's canals are already host to thousands of paddle sport enthusiasts every year. Choose your local canal, simply complete the licence form, read the safety tips and you are ready to discover the joys of paddling along the Scottish canal network.


Plan your next paddling adventure now
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Ditch the pavement, try the towpath!

Running and walking along a canal towpath can give you a completely different view on a place, even somewhere you know well. Enjoy well maintained paths and a traffic free atmosphere, an ideal location for a leisurely walk or as part of your exercise routine.

Start the new you now!
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Get active! Cycling along the canal towpaths

Cycling is a great way to get fit and stay fit. Enjoy the outdoors, exercise with the family and feel the benefits. Enjoy a leisurely cycle ride along your local canal or take the family and the bikes off the towpath and discover some fantastic canal side pubs and restaurants.


Find out about cycling along Scotland's canals
Find out more about the Caledonian Canal Find out more about the Crinan Canal Find out more about the Union Canal Find out more about the Forth & Clyde Canal Find out more about the Monkland Canal
Homecoming Scotland 2014

The Year of Homecoming 2014

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there's our year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that's great about Scotland!

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Paddle Across Scotland!

The Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail follows 87km of canal from Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow City Centre across the Central Belt to the heart of Edinburgh.

Visit the Canoe Trail website for everything you need to get on the water!

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