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Old 06 February 2013, 07:24   #1
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Boat Raid on the Edinburgh Festival via Union Canal

Boats are gathering in Linlithgow on 23 August and flotilla moving to Edinburgh Quay on Saturday 24 August.

There are facilities for ribs to launch and retrieve in both Edinburgh and Linlithgow.

The Union Canal is only 3'6 deep.

All boats will be welcome.

more information: Contact: Ronnie Rusack - ronnie_rusack@yahoo.co.uk
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If you are planning to launch at the basin in Linlithgow you wouldn't want a big rig... I can get you some pictures if you need it but the slipway is not massive.

There is a slipway along (1mile east) of the town at the Park Bistro. Its closed with BW bollards - so you'd need to elicit their cooperation. It MIGHT be more suited to rib launching - although I've never looked to see how far in it goes... Potentially better parking there too.
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It's is being run inconjuction by Scottish Canals Formerly known as British Waterways.

If anybody interested let me know or contact Ronnie Russack Chair of Seagul Trust...

Photos would be good Poly .

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They were extra helpful at wheel 10.

On the phone here so will post the link tomorrow, but a search for "forth and Clyde skipper's guide" will provide a map.

My only advice at the mo is if you run premix, lean it up a bit!


I believe there may be a group whose draught won't allow access to the union toying with heading for Granton from Grangemouth to watch the fireworks. Mail Ronnie for more detail.
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As promised:

http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/medi...guide%20a4.pdf
Scottish Canals: Boating, sailing on the Union Canal Scotland (link to the guide in there)

And
http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/medi...0low%20res.pdf
Pages 26/27 for the F&C, 32/33 for the union.


Lots of touristy info here:
Scottish Canals: Destinations for leisure, sport & investment
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