The wait is over - The Helix's majestic monuments to horse-powered heritage have been unveiled to the world amidst a spectacular flame, light and sound extravaganza!
A nineteenth century boat that revolutionised maritime design across the world has undertaken one final voyage and returned to its original home on the Monkland Canal after a £300,000 renovation programme.
Comfortable and cosy, the historic canal lock keepers' cottages are full of charm, whether you bring the family or escape for a romantic Canalside break!
Check out the two new properties added for 2014!
Scotland’s young architects and landscape architects are being invited to design viewpoints that celebrate the beauty of the Caledonian Canal and Cairngorms as the latest stage of an innovative competition gets underway.
Make the move to houseboat living and stand out from the crowd. New sites are available across the country. Take your first steps and discover Living on Water for yourself by booking a short stay in our showboat Blue Hue.
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.
Get out on the water to make the most of the canal. All the
options are here, from sailing along the Caledonian aboard a
chartered yacht to day trips through Scotland's biggest cities.
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.
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
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.
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!
At Scottish Canals we are committed to providing high-quality customer service. But, if something goes wrong or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. Take a look at our Complaints Process – a guide for customers which will tell you about our service standards, what to expect from us, and how to get in touch.