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From towpath races by boot and bike to colourful canal boat flotillas and vibrant festivals, Scotland's waterways are fantastic locations for all kinds of events.

Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance for events means that we are still unable to support large-scale outdoor events which encourage large groups of people to gather on or around our towpaths. However, we can support small-scale organised outdoor sport and physical activity events where:

  • 2m physical distance can be maintained between participants before, during and after the event

  • The ‘sporting bubble’ consists of a maximum of 30 people (including organisers and support staff)

  • A competent COVID Officer has been appointed by the event organiser to ensure that full risk assessments, processes and mitigating actions (including adherence to travel restrictions and Test & Protect procedures) are in place before any sport or physical activity takes place.


Please use this form to tell us about your event plans. While you’re responsible for ensuring that your event is a success and, more importantly, occurs safely, this form helps our team to make sure your plans are suitable for your chosen location and doesn’t clash with any other events. This form also allows us to assess whether you’ll require any involvement from our staff.

To ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible, please follow this timescale:

  • at least three months prior to your event – gather all the information needed to complete this 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

For larger events, your risk assessment and insurance may be included in an event plan and event safety plan.

Please complete all the relevant sections for your event. The information you provide will be used to respond to your enquiry and processed in line with our Privacy Policy.

If you would like us to add your event to our web listings, please complete our Promote Your Event online form.

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    • Event details

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    • EveryoneBoatersCyclistsFamiliesPaddlersRunnersWalkers
    • Caledonian CanalCrinan CanalForth & Clyde CanalUnion CanalMonkland CanalThe Falkirk Wheel
    • If your event is a paddling or boating event*


    • Declaration

    • If permission is granted for this event, I hereby agree to comply with Scottish Canals’ terms & Conditions for use of Scottish Canals’ property to hold an event, the conditions set out in this form and all reasonable instructions given by all authorised Officers of Scottish Canals.