Ever wanted to explore Scotland by Narrowboat? We've got everything you need to know after cruising the Caledonian, Union, and Forth & Clyde Canals. Who to hire a boat from, what to take, where to visit, and how to get the most from your hire boat holiday.
We conclude our Scottish boating adventure by taking our narrowboat to Glasgow on the Forth & Clyde Canal. Setting off from the historic town of Kirkintilloch we follow the route of the Antonine Wall where it passes an old fort at Cadder before navigating a new bridge at Stockingfield Junction before ending our journey at Firhill Stadium, home to Partick Thistle.
We're exploring Scotland's Forth & Clyde Canal by narrowboat. We start in Bonnybridge before ascending the four locks that take us to the summit of the canal towards Achinstarry, Twechar, and ending our day in Kirkintilloch where Colin uncovers Luggie Aqueduct where the railway stole the bridge from the canal!
How does the Falkirk Wheel boat lift work? In this video, we'll take you on a boat trip to experience the Falkirk Wheel where we'll show you how and why it was built and how it works with a little help from Archimedes. We'll also show you the amazing Roughcastle Tunnel with it's 'trippy' light show and Falkirk's new staircase locks.
After a once in a 240-year storm, 12,500mᶟ of floodwater caused the Union Canal in Scotland to collapse, draining over 30 miles of canal and losing 75,000mᶟ of water. The catastrophic collapse also washed away a 300m section of the Glasgow to Edinburgh railway line. Today we begin our journey in Linlithgow, birthplace of royalty and a Star Trek legend, we find out all about Dudley the Cat, cross Scotland's longest aqueduct, and uncover the disturbing story of the Burke and Ha
Find out how a 200-year old canal was restored, once again linking Edinburgh with Glasgow. Scotland's capital city re-joined with it largest city by the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals. As the £83m Millennium Link Project celebrates it's 20th anniversary, we take a journey by narrowboat from the east coast of Scotland to the west coast along the re-opened route.
Thinking of hiring a boat and a taking holiday on the Caledonian Canal? In this vlog we'll tell you everything you need to know about hiring a canal boat in Scotland. Visit the famous sites like Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the Falls of Foyers, Invermoriston and Fort Augustus as you cruise the Great Glen in Scotland. We've put together this handy guide with loads of information about taking a hire boat on the Caledonian Canal!
The final leg of our boating journey takes us to Neptune's Staircase and the end of the Caledonian Canal. We start the day at Laggan Lock before crossing Loch Lochy where the weather turns against us. We pass Gairlochy Lock and Swing Bridge, Moy Bridge, and arrive in Banavie at the base of Ben Nevis where Colin walks Neptune's Staircase Locks to join the Jacobite Express, also known as the Harry Potter Express!
We continue our journey along the Caledonian Canal climbing the Fort Augustus Locks to Loch Oich where we visit Invergarry Castle and tell the gruesome tale of the Well of the Seven Heads. We continue to Laggan where the weather forces us to take shelter for the day.