This handy planning information will help you plan a safe and enjoyable canalside event.

How to plan an event

Download our useful guide to help with your Event Plan and Event Safety Plan.

Risk Assessments

A risk assessment is a way of identifying hazards and considering what measures need to

be put in place to control them. All events are required to have a risk assessment.


Event organisers are required to hold a current policy of insurance in respect of Public Liability (and products liability where appropriate). It is advised that this should not be less than £5 million (per incident or series of related incidents).

Terms & Conditions

By completing the Scottish Canals events process and signing a letter of indemnity in completion of this process, you agree to comply with and be bound by our Terms & Conditions.

Have you Considered?

Take a look at our handy event planning checklist!

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