Enjoy a winter break at one of our canalside cottages

kids sledging beside canal

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...
ducks and boat on frozen canal

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...
Maintenance team using a spider crane lift to lift equipment

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
wheel lit up

The world's only rotating boat lift

Find out more about what's happening at The Falkirk Wheel this winter!





Take a turn on the Wheel...
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
Yacht sailing towards the Crinan Canal

Have your say...

From its canals to its coastlines, Scotland boasts some of the world’s most beautiful sailing waters and attracts visitors from all over the globe - but we can offer so much more.

Public consultation on a draft Marine Tourism Strategy is underway until January 2015, and we need your help to develop a world-class visitor experience.

Help shape Scotland's Marine Tourism today!

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