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Falkirk Hire Base

Scottish boating holidaysCarving through the Scottish lowlands, the newly restored Forth & Clyde and Union Canals are linked by the world famous 'Falkirk Wheel'. A mobile phone is a must on these waterways, to pre-book passage through the locks and bridges, which all manned by British Waterways' staff.

Edinburgh and Return

3 or 4 nights, 22 hours cruising, 6 locks and 2 trips on the 'wheel'.

After rising up on the Falkirk Wheel, a number of aqueducts take the Union Canal, lock free, all the way to Edinburgh and back.


Glasgow and Return

3 or 4 nights, 20 hours cruising, 8 locks.

Never far from works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the diverse City of Glasgow has a rich and varied history.

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Return.

1 week, 42 hours cruising, 14 locks and two trips on the 'Wheel'.


Experience both cities in a week on a trip that takes you virtually from coast to coast across the Scottish Lowlands.

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