The Caledonian Canal and Great Glen Canoe Trail are just two Glen Ways, and we work in partnership with the other landowners along the route. We understand that it is important that we have a fair and consistent process for all event organisers considering an event in the Great Glen.

Event Charges

In line with Great Glen Ways events fees, and existing guidance for land managers dealing with outdoor events, from 1st April 2013 events on the Caledonian Canal will be subject to event fees. These fees are scaled to ensure they are always appropriate to the event.

Please download the Events Charging on the Caledonian Canal information sheet for details.

Multi-route events

If you are considering an event along several of the Great Glen Ways, such as a multi-sport event, it may be more appropriate for you to use the Great Glen Ways Events process.

Enjoy a safe and enjoyable event

Please follow this timescale to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible, and allow time to check there are no clashes with other events, engineering works or other canal activities:

  • at least three months prior to your event – gather all the information needed to complete the online application form fully and take a tour of your site or walk your intended route.
  • at least six weeks before your event – complete this form in full and submit it along with copies of your risk assessment and proof of appropriate insurance cover.

4 easy steps to your next canalside event!

Step 1: Plan your event

Step 2: Complete the online application form and upload your risk assessment and insurance details

Step 3: We will review your application and be in touch to confirm details or to request more information if necessary.

Step 4: Once arrangements have been checked, we will be in touch with any final advice and an indemnity form for you to sign and return.

Apply online!

Safeguard our canals for future generations to enjoy

Our waterways are more popular than ever, and hosting events puts a strain on both the built heritage of the 200-year-old structures and Scottish Canals’ limited resources. Your support will help protect the incredible environments of Scotland’s canals and ensure they continue to provide great venues for all kinds of community and charity events.

Send your donation cheque to:

Scottish Canals

Canal House

Applecross Street

Glasgow G4 9SP