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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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For everything boating!

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.

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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.

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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
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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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Improving customer satisfaction

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.

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