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Old 08 April 2005, 12:44   #1
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Petrol sales on the East Coast of Scotland

Looking for some local knowledge please. I am planning on going to the Rib '05 Oban trip on the water from Newcastle via Inverness and the Caledonian Canal. Although I carry around 350 litres of fuel I think I will need to stop over between Newcastle and Inverness, can anybody recomend somewhere to stop overnight and get some fuel. Carrying enough cans for that much fuel really does not appeal to me

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Old 11 April 2005, 08:34   #2
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does this mean there is no petrol on scotlands east coast???
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Ollie, You need a copy of Reeds Nautical Almanac or something similar. There are places you could stop on the way - Berwick on Tweed & Peterhead spring to mind and a look in the Almanac should tell whether fuel is to be had alongside or whether its cans and a taxi. Peterhead is a nice little marina but dont think they have petrol available alongside.

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OK I will reply. Er, ..........even though I live at the almost opposite end of the island.
My chip shows that gasolene is "availble" as follows:

Eyemouth in cans
Dunbar-cans
Port Edgar Marina
Methil
Fife
Dundee
Fraserburgh-cans
Banff
Macduff
Whitehills
BuckieBurghead Hbr-cans.................how far do you want me to go?

To be fair, it is not often available from your nice Sainsbury-like nozzle from the pontoon-side. But it is available although sometimes by a short trip to a petrol station in the nearby town/village.
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I have a problem that I will need nearly 80 gallons and do not have that many cans!! Its alongside that I need it... Thanks for the list I will make some calls, was hoping a local would know of somewhere easy...

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Ollie,
Apologies for delay in posting.

I work in Fraserburgh and live reasonably close to Peterhead and I can advise you that you can't get petrol from pontoon side in this neck of the woods. To save you carrying cans, if you PM me we can arrange to meet and we can hit the nearest petrol station to refuel. If you use Peterhead that means a trip of about 5 minutes to and from the marina. With warning I can speak to the garage to arrange to draw sufficient - albeit in 100 litre lots.

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I bow of course to Ians (superior) local knowledge.
However, ever the optomist, I wonder if there is petrol, pontoon side, at the entrance to the canal itself?
I notice both Nairn and Citadel Quays CLAIM petrol is available and it would make sense wouldnt it, after/before that long trek through?
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Brian,
No idea about Inverness, as last time I passed I was on sail power. If range allows it would certainly be worth a phone call to check.

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Here is my chip/chart data on those two options.
As Alan says, it might be a useful idea to get a Read's Almanac as well.

Port/Marina [complex]:

Object name: CITADEL QUAYS
Danger in Harbour: USED MAINLY BY COMMERCIALN SHIPS
Shelter:
Good shelter.
Telephone number: 715715
VHF channel: INVERNESS HBR OFFICE CH 06 12 16


Port/Marina [complex]:

Object name: NAIRN BASIN
Danger in Harbour: THE APPROACH DRIES
Access: ACCESS HW +/-1.5
Shelter:
Good shelter.
VHF channel: CH M

I can guarantee that Peterhead does not have petrol. The only place I know that definately does, is Amble, but that is far too close to Newcastle for your purposes.
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Guys thank you all very much for this help, I have looked through Reeds and am struggling, must say I am pleased to see I am not alone!! I was in Amble late last year and they only had diesel so not sure if thats changed but as you say its too close to be of use. I also think Inverness is probably too far away, just on the edge of my Range. I guess its Peterhead, however do you now if they have cans to use or do I need to carry them with me? I will PM you you in the next few days but can confirm now that I will be overnighting in Peterhead on the 26th May so will require fuel then and your kind offer of help would be much appreciated.

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