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Old 19 July 2017, 14:08   #1
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River Forth at Stirling

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Anyone know if the Forth at Stirling is navigable by RIB/SIB, and if so where's suitable to launch?

Given recent adventures up 'non-navigable' rivers like the the White and Black Carts in Renfrewshire there's a lot more out there than boatlaunch would have us believe!
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Old 19 July 2017, 14:20   #2
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Yes as far as the old bridge in Stirling there's a video on YouTube that somebody posted
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Launch at port Edgar and got up to the old bridge
In a 6.5m 150 hp, starts getting v narrow and lots of objects in the water so be careful
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Cheers guys.
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Stirling Cruise - June 2012
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That's the very thing willk. Looks like you didn't get the best weather for it mind you.
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That's the very thing willk. Looks like you didn't get the best weather for it mind you.


Should be pontoons at riverside now , Stirling harbour is damaged - we stopped at rowing club
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Should be pontoons at riverside now , Stirling harbour is damaged - we stopped at rowing club


http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/pont...orth-1-4264985
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Took a RIB (5.5m) there last Monday (17th July) - launched at a small slip at South Alloa and recovered at Port Edgar - this was on behalf of a company doing water sample work, so had advantage of them supplying a driver. The slipway at South Alloa looks like it is private and belongs to the house adjacent to it. It is a public slip, although the owner of the house likes to tell you she maintains it. Got as far as rowing club before I could see some rubble/debris in water. Some construction work ongoing so hopefully on completion Stirling council make them clear up. I believe that pontoons are part of Stirling's plans.
Very nice run up. The GPS that I had on board was spot on and certainly helped a lot. If you time it right you can launch and recover at South Alloa and there is plenty of space for car and trailer. Worth scoping out in advance if local.
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That's the very thing willk. Looks like you didn't get the best weather for it mind you.
I wasn't there - I just keep an eye on these things. Paddling up sheughs isn't my bag...
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