Founded in 1978, the Seagull Trust Cruises charity offers free cruises on Scotland’s canals for people with special needs. From small beginnings, Seagull Trust Cruises hosted 27,003 passengers on 2,823 cruises in 2015.

A completely voluntary charity, cruises run from branches at Ratho near Edinburgh, Falkirk, Kirkintilloch and Highland at Inverness. In addition, a purpose-built holiday boat based at Falkirk is available.

Seagull Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagull Trust Cruises. It operates the Wooden Spoon Seagull, a canal boat which was specially adapted for use as a floating classroom with generous support from the Wooden Spoon - the children's charity of rugby. 

To find out more about Seagull Trust Cruises and Seagull Enterprises Limited and how they work to help people across the communities in which they operate, as well as how you can support them, please follow the 'Read More' links below.


Based in our own boathouse in Bantaskine Park, our passengers come from the Falkirk, Stirling and Fife area and from as far north as Dundee.

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On the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Our passengers come from the Inverness area and all over the Highlands of Scotland from Aberdeen to Wick. Read More


Based in our own boathouse in the new Southbank Marina near the centre of Kirkintilloch. Our passengers come from the Glasgow area and the South West of Scotland. Read More


Based near the Bridge Inn in Ratho. Most of our passengers come from Edinburgh and its surroundings as well as from the Borders. Read More


Seagull Enterprises Ltd. operates the Wooden Spoon Seagull and is a wholly owned  subsidiary of Seagull Trust Cruises. WSS is available as a classroom boat and also for private parties for up to 36 people. Read More