Scottish Canals Update
Scottish Canals has announced that Gairlochy Locks, which is located about 6 miles before the normal cruising limit Banavie (about 3 miles before Fort William), is scheduled not to be operational before Monday 26/04/2021. This means that up to this date Gairlochy locks will be the cruising limit for any vessel, but this only affects any hire of 7 nights or more. For those wishing to visit Fort William, there is usually public transport available – by bus nearby and taxi services.
You can find more information about the work carried out on the Scottish Canals website.
The towpath (which is part of the Great Glen Way in this area) will remain open throughout the works. There might be occasional need to escort route users through the worksite if large plant is moving, but otherwise access from Gairlochy to Banavie should be unaffected.
Should you have any concerns about this regarding your booking, or if you are planning to book a weekly (+) hire in April, please do not hesitate to email us with your enquiry.