Our canals

Explore Scotland's beautiful landscapes from the canals or along our flat well kept towpaths.  As well as sailing, boating and paddle sports you can enjoy fishing, cycling, walking and other fun healthy activities on Scotland's canals. Yours to enjoy anytime!

Use the panels below to find out how you could be enjoying Scotland's canals.

Caledonian Canal

Caledonian Canal The Crossing Flotilla

A spectacular 60 mile waterway taking you across Scotland through lochs and canal. Travel through the majestic Great Glen and see all the Highlands has to offer.

Crinan Canal

Yachts moored at Sea Lock Basin on Scottish canal

The Crinan Canal links Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig with the Sound of Jura, creating a vital waterway through the Kintyre peninsula.

Forth and Clyde Canal

2 motor cruisers cruising along canal

Cross Scotland from East to West along 35 miles of fully navigable waterway. From the Forth estuary at the River Carron to the Bowling Basin on the River Clyde, the route reopened in 2002.

Union Canal

Investment beside the canal

Follow the Union  Canal from Edinburgh Quay, over aqueducts, through tunnels and past tranquil scenery till you link with the Forth& Clyde canal at the Falkirk Wheel.

The Falkirk Wheel

Aerial view of the Falkirk Wheel and basin

Book now and experience the world's only rotating boat lift from 35 metres in the air! A day at the Falkirk Wheel offers so much; with relaxing boat trips, woodland and canalside walks, fantastic outdoor kids play area, and a stunning visitor centre with fantastic cafe and gift shop.

Monkland Canal

Family walking along Scottish canal towpath

The Monkland canal has been transformed and is now a great place to relax or play, right in the middle of Coatbridge! Connecting directly into the heart of Summerlee it is perfect for a great family day out!