Enjoy a winter break at one of our canalside cottages

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Stay SAFE this winter

Winter is a particularly beautiful time on the nation's waterways, but we urge everyone to take care at this time of year, particularly on icy or frosty days.

Remember to stay SAFE (Stay Away From the Edge).


Read our Winter safety tips...
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Visiting the canals over winter?

Check here for our winter operating hours and any planned stoppages.





Winter operating hours
winter scene at canal marina

Looking after your boat over Winter

Helpful guidance and advice to help take care of your boat over Winter. Share your winter maintenance tips with others!





Caring for your boat over Winter...
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Winter works along the canals

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 this winter.




Works happening along the canals this Winter
Santa at The Falkirk Wheel

See Santa as he visits the Scottish Canals!

Find out where Santa will be over the winter, as well as more winter events along the canals!





Events happening this Winter...
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
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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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