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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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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


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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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I wasn't there - I just keep an eye on these things. Paddling up sheughs isn't my bag...


We would not let him in properly in Scotland ...small west coast islands without checks is all ....
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We would not let him in properly in Scotland ...small west coast islands without checks is all ....
Ya reckon? I boast about the islands - but I've done a few ugly fat west coast harbours of a wet Saturday night - I just don't tell me mates about them...

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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.
Very interesting, thanks Brian. I'll check it out on Google satellite and take it from there!
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Ya reckon? I boast about the islands - but I've done a few ugly fat west coast harbours of a wet Saturday night - I just don't tell me mates about them...

Nice grimy slipway, under cover of darkness. In and out without a soul noticing etc etc
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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.
That slipway is by far the most filthiest bit on the planet to launch from my mate stays next to it it is definitely public the fire brigade did use it for training
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Just reading those plans for the pontoons in Stirling. They need to include a new slip.

Although Glasgow council did that at the Riverside Museum and no one ever seems to use it.
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Ya reckon? I boast about the islands - but I've done a few ugly fat west coast harbours of a wet Saturday night - I just don't tell me mates about them...

A "wet Saturday night".....on the west coast of Scotland ???
Now we know he's telling fibs.
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Just reading those plans for the pontoons in Stirling. They need to include a new slip.

Although Glasgow council did that at the Riverside Museum and no one ever seems to use it.
Is that one in Glasgow not Private? There's one of the RYA training schools use it.
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