Scottish Waterways Wild: The content on this page relates to 'Waterways Wild' in Scotland mainly on the Lowland Canals. The photos/locations are shown in date order - most recent first.......


Entrance to the Crinan Canal at Crinan Harbour: 

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Above: Looking out over Loch Crinan from the sea lock at the western end of the Crinan Canal.
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Above: Yachts about to share the sea lock to enter the Crinan Canal
Above: Safe moorings for yachts in the Crinan Canal harbour area.


Tidal River Leven and the Clyde (In a narrowboat!): 

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Above: Willow 'craned in' from a lorry to the tidal River Leven bound for the Firth of Clyde and entry to the canals at Bowling.
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Above: Willow turns out of the tidal R.Leven into the MUCH bigger shipping lanes of the Clyde.... strewth!
Above: Willow now draws into the safety of the canal sea lock at Bowling... phew!.


2011 to 2015 - Union Canal Scenes (whilst still trading in Scotland with Hotelboat 'Willow'): 

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Above: Almond Aqueduct on the Union Canal near Ratho, West Lothian, from below and above.
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Above: Avon Aqueduct on the Union Canal near Linlithgow - from below and from the crossing canal.
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Above: Union Canal views just east of Vellore Bridge near Whitecross
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Above: Canal scenes just east of the Falkirk Tunnel


2011 to 2015 - Falkirk Canal Tunnel (whilst still trading in Scotland with Hotelboat 'Willow'): 

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Above: Rock Hewn Falkirk Tunnel (now lit by lamps)
Above: Boatmen were superstitious .. spot the troll


2011 to 2015 - Falkirk Wheel & the Kelpies (whilst still trading in Scotland with Hotelboat 'Willow'): 

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Above: Approaching the top of the Falkirk Wheel from above (Roughcastle Tunnel and Wheel Aqueduct).
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Above: Most photos of the Falkirk Wheel are taken during the day - we've added a couple illuminated at night.
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Above: From the bow of our boat in the Falkirk Wheel.. looking down
Above: We spotted this little male kingfisher whilst moored at the Falkirk Wheel
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Above: The massive Kelpies on the Forth & Clyde canal near Grangemouth - in daylight and after dark.


2011 to 2015 - Forth & Clyde Canal Scenes (whilst still trading in Scotland with Hotelboat 'Willow'): 

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Above: Despite the name, much of the Forth & Clyde canal is rural - here at Castlecary and near Kilsyth.
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Above: Forth & Clyde canal at it's west end near Clydebank and Bowling (the bridge is a traditional canal bascule).
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Above: Forth & Clyde Canal at Bowling - early morning then evening (Tidal River Clyde in 'the distance')