What are we? We are a charity which provides canal trips for people with special needs on our specially equipped boats.
Who are we? We are volunteers who give up our time to run and maintain the boats. All our members are volunteers who receive the training necessary to run the boats safely. We have no paid members; everyone gives their time freely either on the boat as crew or steward, or by helping maintain the boats.
How are we funded? The money needed to run our boats and maintain them is raised from donations and the sale of souvenirs.
Where do you find us? Our boats sail out of Southbank Marina near to the centre of Kirkintilloch. From Townhead in the centre of Kirkintilloch turn into Southbank Road and follow it until you come to the Marina. Located inside the marina buildings is a lounge area with toilet facilities which are available for passengers as they wait in comfort before or after their cruise. Our boats sail out out of the Marina from April to the middle of October.
Having successfully established cruising from Ratho, the Trustees looked westward and in the early 1980’s chose Kirkintilloch, on the wide Forth & Clyde Canal, for the second branch. The Campsie Fells, are readily accessible from Kirkintilloch and the combination of a trip on the “Yarrow Seagull” or the “Marjorie Seagull” with a picnic in the hills is very popular. This area of East Dunbartonshire is rich in Roman History and more can be found out at the following, to which admission is free: The Auld Kirk Museum and The Reference Department of the William Patrick Library both at Kirkintilloch Cross and The Lillie Art Gallery, Station Road, Milngavie.
To use the branch map: Click on the blue icon for address details. Double click the icon to centre map on that location. Use arrows and + / - in top righthand corner to navigate map
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