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 24,667 passengers on 2,704 cruises in 2014.

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.

To find out more about us and how we work to help people across the communities in which we operate, as well as how you can support us, please follow the links.


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


Wooden Spoon Classroom Boat & Unique Venue for Hire.
HRH the Princess Royal launches the new Wooden Spoon Seagull at the Falkirk Wheel.
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