Like most organisations across the world Covid-19 is having a big impact on our business. To allow us to open for the season and operate safely we have had to think outside the box and change how we do things.

This means that for loyal customers who have visited us in the past there are quite a few changes that you need to be aware of, for new customers visiting us for this first time we would like to extend a warm welcome to you and to let you know what to expect during your visit.

Crinan Canal – Sea locks and bridges will be operated by Scottish Canals staff, all other structures will be self-service, for crews of one a private pilot will be required you can find contacts for private pilots here. Please note crew should disembark at the jetty approaching lock 5  to operate lock gates

Caledonian Canal – All locks and bridges will be operated by Scottish Canals. Please note we will be operating Fort Augustus in the morning only, therefore please ensure you arrive the previous evening in preparation for the locking which will occur the following morning.

Dochgarroch, Tomahurich Bridge, Laggan Bridge, Laggan Locks and Gairlochy Locks will usually have team members stationed there.  On arrival and in the absence of a lock / bridge keeper then please check to see if there is a telephone number to call on the door of the operation booth.