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AllanD

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    Lowland Canals

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  1. AllanD

    Caledonian Canal June 2018

    Picked up Crusader class boat from West Highland Sailing at Laggan yesterday afternoon and due to the weather we overnighted at our berth. This morning we went through Laggan Lock onto Loch Oich and through Cullochy lock and got our gold stars from lady at Kytra lock. Good passage through Fort Augustus and now moor in Urquhart Harbour. This is everything I dreamed it would be and more.
  2. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Sorry, I didn't get a chance. But judging by the locks and including the Drop-lock the amount of debris gathered would indicate that they have not been used recently.
  3. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Are SC planning boat movements between Bowling and Clydebank? There was a water-borne weed cutter moving east from Old Kirkpatrick this morning. Due to the fact that no one is able to cruise much at the moment, weed growth is already giving the canal an "abandoned" look!!
  4. AllanD

    Caledonian Canal June 2018

    First of all I want to thank everyone for their input into my initial enquiry, I have gleaned a lot of information to help me best experience the holiday. I am wondering if anyone has holidayed there in recent months and can any updates on moorings, facilities and of course eating out. Thanks again.
  5. AllanD

    Scottish Boat Yard

    Stevie put my 42 footer in the water when it came up from down south. The timing for the lift is dependent on water levels both alongside the crane and for passage under the Kerse road bridge. Hope all goes well for you. Allan
  6. AllanD

    Scottish Boat Yard

    I have seen boats on hard standing at Auchinstarry and there is a slip there too. I don't know who controls them.
  7. AllanD

    Maid Of The Loch

    Thank you, Ronnie for the photos. I can remember when the Maid had the white hull when I was on her in the 60's. At that time I believe she was still part of The Caledonian Steam Packet Company which in turn was part of British Rail. It meant that my Father's free rail pass was valid. I recall sailing from Balloch, to Balmaha, Rowanderran, Luss, Tarbet, Inversnaid and then to Ardlui. Fond memories.
  8. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Spent yesterday evening in Skipton on the L&L observing the vibrancy of the canalside opposite the junction with the Springs Branch. This is what I had hoped for the Lowland Canals. On our recent walking along the F&C I have become aware of the area of possible development, one example could be the release of the area of the old Kelvin drydock to provide a very usable facility for many. Confidence in our waterways must begin with SC and then be actively promoted by them into business and community groups.
  9. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    My wife and I would be 2 of the walkers. Planning a Coast to Coast along the FC (Bowling to Grangemouth) in August as a fundraiser, and walked from Clydebank to Lambhill Stables today and not a sign of any boat movement.
  10. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    We walked from Maryhill Locks to Cadder today with no boat movements to be seen. A wonderful asset being under-utilized. Strolled passed some nice canalside apartments just east of Maryhill but looking onto an empty canal I don't think was in the plans.
  11. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    What would be another way to go is the release of land at reasonable cost to promote the development of facilities such as moorings, engineering and other businesses to support the existing and future boaters on the canal by independent companies other than SC.
  12. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Just wanted to let you know that the closure of the 2 bridges was briefly mentioned in the Scottish BBC news this morning.
  13. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Below is a link to the Kirkintilloch Herald newspaper picking up the plight of the Forth Clyde canal being discussed within the local county council. I hope as reported in the article that other councils will also lobby both SC and the Scottish Government. https://www-kirkintilloch--herald-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk/news/fears-for-jobs-with-dereliction-of-canal-1-4737048/amp?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk%2Fnews%2Ffears-for-jobs-with-dereliction-of-canal-1-4737048
  14. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Don't know about passage through the bridges, but did notice a cruiser moving along between Kirkintilloch and the Stables Restaurant this afternoon.
  15. AllanD

    Forth and Clyde Closure

    Do you know if anyone took up SC's generous offer to operate locks yesterday to allow movement from Bowling or intend to make passage through Twechar or Bonny Bridge bridges tomorrow? If so could you please let us know how you got on.
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