Covid-19 FAQ’s – The Caledonian Canal Centre

On this page you will find answers to our FAQs surrounding The Caledonian Canal Centre during Covid-19.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please complete our online enquiry form and we will do our very best to get back to you as quickly as we can. Please follow us on social media for the latest updates @scottishcanals.

Are you open?

Yes, the Caledonian Canal Centre is currently open Monday to Sunday 9.30-3:30 with access to retail, seating and toilets.

The café is open and the Grab and Go takeaway menu is available Monday to Sunday 9:30-3:30.

Our Lock Chambers holiday accommodation is also open, you can find out more about our holiday accommodation here.

Can I cancel or postpone my booking for your Lock Chambers?

Yes. All our bookings are made through Airbnb, or Expedia. These operators have changed their cancellation policies in line with the current situation and if you want to re-book or cancel you can do so through the booking platform you originally used. Only if you booked through Airbnb we are able to change your booking for you in case you wanted to postpone. Cancellation is done by guests direct through the Airbnb platform.

What if my question isn’t answered and I want to get in touch? Send enquiries to for Lock Chambers related questions or to for questions related to the Caledonian Canal Centre.

Do I need to register my contact details as part of NHS Scotland Test & Protect Service/Check in Scotland? 

The Check in Scotland scheme will be in place and we kindly ask all of our customers to scan the code and check in accordingly. A QR code will be available on the Test & Protect posters at the Caledonian Canal Centre where you can register through our free wifi feature or through the Check in Scotland app. A member of staff may ask you for your information if you do not have a mobile phone or cannot access the internet.

Information on how you use the QR code can be found via the Check in Scotland website.

Further information:

You can find out more about what Scottish Canals is doing across the business with our other FAQ pages below.

Towpath Usage and Activities


The Falkirk Wheel

The Steamer Terminal and The Egg Shed on the Crinan Canal

Bowling Harbour