The Crinan Canal Reopens for Transits

Scottish Canals is pleased to confirm that the Crinan Canal will be re-open from 16th July 2020, and we look forward to welcoming our boating customers back to cruising the canals.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on operations and budgets, and therefore the way we operate the canals this year will look different.

From 16th July until 2nd October 2020 the new opening hours for the canal will be Thursday – Monday, 8.30am – 5.30pm.


Please note the canal will be closed:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September

Please book your transit online in advance of sailing. Click here to visit our new booking page.

You can get in touch with the Crinan Canal office on 01546 603 210.


Our winter operating hours are yet to be confirmed.


The transit changes are new for staff and customers of Scottish Canals. We ask that for everyone’s safety and peace of mind, our customers show patience, understanding and kindness to our teams, their fellow boaters, and the communities with which you engage.



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