Discover the Forth & Clyde Canal, Union Canal and The Falkirk Wheel by Boat

Sail through the Forth & Clyde Canal for a sea to sea transit between the River Clyde and the River Forth, or take The Falkirk Wheel and cruise into the heart of Scotland’s Capital.

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The Forth & Clyde Canal links the Irish Sea with the North Sea running from Bowling on the Clyde Estuary, to Grangemouth and the magnificent Kelpies on the Firth of Forth, providing a unique and tranquil path through some of Scotland’s most densely populated areas.

The Union Canal is bookended by two great modern developments. Linking the Union Canal to the Forth & Clyde Canal at its western end is The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift. Then at Edinburgh, the canal terminus, the new Edinburgh Quay development is taking shape as a thriving canal centre.

There are plenty of opportunities to explore central Scotland from a new perspective, whether cruising on your own boat, hiring a canal boat for a day or holiday, or even dining in a restaurant boat!

Your local waterway office

Scottish Canals
Canal House
1 Applecross Street
G4 9SP
T: 0141 332 6936