Canals of Scotland

Click on canal names and Drifters Hire bases for more information.

map of the canals of Scotland

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Drifters Hire Bases in Scotland

1 Falkirk Wheel (1) (Forth & Clyde Canal) 2 Falkirk Wheel (2) (Forth & Clyde Canal)


Lowland Scotland may not be a well-known choice for a holiday, but the canals here are a great way to see the best of this area in a relaxing and surprising way.

These canals were only re-opened ten years ago and there are no crowds.  

Experience the incredible new Falkirk wheel, opened in 2002, linking the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal.

You can explore the lowlands of Scotland from Glasgow in the West, to Edinburgh in the East, with easy cruising and very few locks on these wonderful, recently restored canals.

Drifters has two fleets operating from this site.

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