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Events planed for this year are:

17 August 2019 -- BBQ at Dochgarroch

16 November 2019 -- Quiz Night !!!!!!!!!!*************************

Quiz night! 

Saturday 16 November 2019 

6.30pm for 7pm start


BYOB & snacks

great prizes, fun and the odd question featuring boats 

NOT NOW AT  Muirtown Locks 





We are having an AGM on 4 March 2017 at 6pm

    at Loch Ness Barge, Seaport Marina, Inverness  IV3 5LE

We will be discussing the Scottish Canals Consultation process, IWA collaboration, voting on joining the IWA with a potential new Scottish branch and having elections for the GGCUA committee.

hope you can all come!




Flotilla and bbq 20/21 august 2016

    start from Dochgarroch on saturday 12 noon, cruise as weather permits; to foyers if weather is good and settled, out into loch ness and back into dochgarroch if weather is uncertain 

    BBQ at Foyers Pier or Dochgarroch picnic area on north side of canal (East of lock keepers cottages and carpark) 7.30pm

quizz night 29 october 2016

    Dochgarroch Village Hall/Inverness Marina (tbc) 8pm BOB and snacks

film night 25 november

    Loch Ness Barge, Seaport Marina, IV3 5LE

    8 pm, BOB and snacks

    a series of film shorts and 1 feature film 


21 MAY    
Go Wild on the Canal!

21 MAY 2016, 17.00–21.00

Discover, explore and adventure on the Caledonian Canal! Join us for an evening of fun activities at Banavie Basin, by Fort William!


19 SEP To 22 SEP    
World Canal Conference 2016
19 SEPTEMBER 2016, 09.00 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2016, 15.00
From Panama to Paris, waterways from around the globe will meet in Inverness in September 2016 as the prestigious World Canals Conference returns to Scotland after more than a decade.

? HOW much per ticket did you say???


Friendly get-together :

ALL members and future members INVITED along to Foyers Pier mustering from the afternoon of Saturday 5 July 2014 onwards, spend the evening with barbecues provided by us but bring your own food and drinks, and leaving some time on Sunday 6 July [come by car bike or camel if you can't arrive by boat -- plenty parking places !]





Dear Caledonian Canal customer


We are delighted to invite you to our annual Caledonian Canal Customer Forum on Saturday 10th May at the SGL Boardroom, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.


This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the members of Scottish Canals’ senior management team including our new Chairman Andrew Thin, one of our Board Members Tanya Castell, Director of Estates Katie Hughes, and Russell Thomson, Waterway Area Manager.


As well as hearing interesting presentations about current activities and future plans for the Caledonian Canal, there will be time set aside to answer any questions you might have about our waterway and its environs.


Starting at 10.30am, the Forum will finish with sandwiches and refreshments at about 12.15pm.


If you would like to attend, so that we can organise the catering, please reply by email to enquiries@scottishcanals.co.uk (marking your email ‘Caledonian Customer Forum’) or call the Caledonian Canal office on 01463 725500.


We look forward to seeing you there!







You are invited to join us at...

The Muirtown Basin and South Kessock Development Framework Follow-up Event

Tuesday 1st April and Wednesday 2nd April

Following the recent design workshops held in Muirtown Primary School and Merkinch Commuinty Centre in February, the design team have been testing some of the ideas from the workshops and working up proposals in a bit more detail. If you would like to find out more about the latest ideas and the emerging development framework for the area please come along to one of the following sessions:

• Muirtown Primary School - Tue 1st April – Presentations and Workshops on the latest design ideas at 6.00-8.00pm

• Merkinch Community Centre – Wed 2nd April – Presentations and Workshops on the latest design ideas at 2.00-4.00pm and 6.00-8.00pm

To help us anticipate numbers for the event please contact the Canal Office on 01463 725500 or email Jo.Spragg@scottishcanals.co.ukto confirm which session/s you would like to attend.



FUN day at Banavie : GO WILD in Lochaber!

Scottish Waterways Trust [associated with Scottish Canals] sent us the following request:


I am organising a water based family fun day at the Banavie end of the canal on Saturday May 17th with lots of opportunities for water sports interest.  We have a variety of local activity providers delivering ‘come and try’ events on the water – kayaks, canoes, electric boats, dinghies, ribs and rowing boats etc. as well as more sedate cruises and full on adventure rib excursions from Corpach on the sea.  This will be a large event hopefully attracting around 2000 people over the whole day.  It is also linked to the Wild Lochaber Festival and is, in effect, their launch event for the week.  This means lots of promotion and wide interest across a variety of areas.  There will be food, music, climbing wall, face painting, water walkers and talks (in the Moorings Hotel) as well as a raft race (would the GGCUA want to enter a 4 man team?) and Sea Cadets race.

If the GGCUA would like to get involved in any way then I would be open to suggestions – maybe a small stall or a fundraising activity for a canal community related project.  Get in touch if you would like to find out more.  If any members would like to help out as stewards for the day that would be greatly appreciated


Stephen Wiseman,    Heritage Officer - Caledonian Canal

Scottish Waterways Trust, Seaport Marina, Muirtown Wharf

Inverness, IV3 5LE -- 01463 725561 -- 07917 676786

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