Linlithgow Canal Centre

Linlithgow Canal Centre Boat trips, museum, tearoom, day hire boat, and education centre Come and visit the Linlithgow Canal Centre on the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal in Linlithgow (18 miles from Edinburgh), birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal is 31½ miles [50 km] long from Edinburgh to Falkirk and is linked to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk by the new Falkirk Wheel to continue the journey to Glasgow. The Canal Centre is administered by Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS), by volunteer society members, and operates boat trips from Manse Road Basin every weekend from Easter until the end of Sep

The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal is 31½ miles [50 km] long from Edinburgh to Falkirk and is linked to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk by the new Falkirk Wheel to continue the journey to Glasgow. The Canal Centre is administered by Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS), by volunteer society members, and operates boat trips from Manse Road Basin every weekend from Easter until the end of Sep

Operating as usual

Our ever popular Pumpkin Cruises have just been released.   Limited spaces available on these cruises, so best to book e...
08/09/2021

Our ever popular Pumpkin Cruises have just been released. Limited spaces available on these cruises, so best to book early. Book on-line at https://bookings.lucs.org.uk/

Our ever popular Pumpkin Cruises have just been released. Limited spaces available on these cruises, so best to book early. Book on-line at https://bookings.lucs.org.uk/

Last day of school hols. Wee trip on the canal this morning for the kids and lunch at Park Farm Bistro. Whats not to lik...
17/08/2021

Last day of school hols. Wee trip on the canal this morning for the kids and lunch at Park Farm Bistro. Whats not to like (except no berth avail at bistro so it was a pin in the bank mooring)

Cruise to or from the Spectacular Falkirk Wheel on 29th August 2021.   Advance Booking essential at www.lucs.org.uk
03/08/2021

Cruise to or from the Spectacular Falkirk Wheel on 29th August 2021. Advance Booking essential at www.lucs.org.uk

Cruise to or from the Spectacular Falkirk Wheel on 29th August 2021. Advance Booking essential at www.lucs.org.uk

Get in quick if you want to go on a cruise to (or from) the Falkirk Wheel on 29th August.   Limited spaces available.  B...
02/08/2021
Linlithgow Canal Centre

Get in quick if you want to go on a cruise to (or from) the Falkirk Wheel on 29th August. Limited spaces available. Book your space here ... https://book.lucs.org.uk/w_wheel.asp?Cruise=Wheel

Current Covid-19 regulations impact the bookings that we can take. The regulations change over time and it is impossible to predict what will be in force in the future. We are currently accepting cruise bookings for single tables of up to 4 people who must be from the same household "bubble". The ta...

Great to welcome Panacea to the basin today with our friends from The Sorted Project
10/07/2021

Great to welcome Panacea to the basin today with our friends from The Sorted Project

Delighted to announce that in addition to our current weekend opening, we will be open 7 days per week from 28th June to...
23/06/2021

Delighted to announce that in addition to our current weekend opening, we will be open 7 days per week from 28th June to coincide with the school holidays. Hope to see you at the basin.

Delighted to announce that in addition to our current weekend opening, we will be open 7 days per week from 28th June to coincide with the school holidays. Hope to see you at the basin.

Ahoy landlubbers, who fancies a day out on yer mighty own pirate ship. Yo ho ho. Did ye know ye can hire the good ship l...
20/06/2021

Ahoy landlubbers, who fancies a day out on yer mighty own pirate ship. Yo ho ho. Did ye know ye can hire the good ship leamington fer a day durin' the school holidays.

Ahoy landlubbers, who fancies a day out on yer mighty own pirate ship. Yo ho ho. Did ye know ye can hire the good ship leamington fer a day durin' the school holidays.

15/06/2021
Doesn't the basin look wonderful today
13/06/2021

Doesn't the basin look wonderful today

Doesn't the basin look wonderful today

STOP PRESS - Lucs planning to open 7 days a week from 28th June to coincide with school holidays.If you'd like to help u...
09/06/2021

STOP PRESS - Lucs planning to open 7 days a week from 28th June to coincide with school holidays.

If you'd like to help us get the Society fully functioning again, drop us a message and we'll get back to you.

STOP PRESS - Lucs planning to open 7 days a week from 28th June to coincide with school holidays.

If you'd like to help us get the Society fully functioning again, drop us a message and we'll get back to you.

Gorgeous day at the basin today. We are now open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 till 4:30pm
05/06/2021

Gorgeous day at the basin today. We are now open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 till 4:30pm

Gorgeous day at the basin today. We are now open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 till 4:30pm

LUCS are delighted to support the Virtual Marches Celebrations 2021
02/06/2021

LUCS are delighted to support the Virtual Marches Celebrations 2021

LUCS are delighted to support the Virtual Marches Celebrations 2021

Great to see boats moving through the basin again at our members only weekend. Looking forward to the public opening on ...
24/05/2021

Great to see boats moving through the basin again at our members only weekend. Looking forward to the public opening on Sat 29th.

Great to see boats moving through the basin again at our members only weekend. Looking forward to the public opening on Sat 29th.

22/05/2021

Members only days this weekend as we prepare to open to the public on the 29th. All members are welcome to come along as we test our "good to go" covid arrangements in the tea room and on the boats.

Excitement building as volunteers work towards 29th May....
15/05/2021

Excitement building as volunteers work towards 29th May....

Excitement building as volunteers work towards 29th May....

Good to see volunteering getting underway again at the basin.   Lots to do as we prepare for the summer season.  If you ...
18/04/2021

Good to see volunteering getting underway again at the basin. Lots to do as we prepare for the summer season. If you would like to help, or get involved, drop us a Facebook message ...

Lovely letter from Buckingham Palace to our friends at Seagull Trust Cruises.
18/04/2021

Lovely letter from Buckingham Palace to our friends at Seagull Trust Cruises.

Letter of Acknowledgement

The latest edition of Linlithgow Union Canal Society's "Basin Banter" is available now.    Read your copy here - https:/...
05/02/2021
Your latest edition of Basin Banter

The latest edition of Linlithgow Union Canal Society's "Basin Banter" is available now. Read your copy here - https://mailchi.mp/b141dc3c6b3f/your-latest-edition-of-basin-banter

Now that development of our new booking system is underway (see above), we are looking for help to test various parts of the system as they are being developed.   This is an ideal little task if you are sitting at home during lock down in front of your screen and key pad.    If you would like t...

Santa's done .... "My Linlithgow" used this photo of LUCS's Santa Flotilla on their Twitter page to say that Santa had c...
26/12/2020

Santa's done .... "My Linlithgow" used this photo of LUCS's Santa Flotilla on their Twitter page to say that Santa had completed his deliveries and was now away home for a well earned rest.

And so say all of us, but we have kept our Christmas Appeal open for anyone who still wishes to support our two nominated charities ~ Linlithgow Young Persons Project (LYPP) and River Kids. You can donate to our Christmas Appeal here .... www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucs-santa

Santa's done .... "My Linlithgow" used this photo of LUCS's Santa Flotilla on their Twitter page to say that Santa had completed his deliveries and was now away home for a well earned rest.

And so say all of us, but we have kept our Christmas Appeal open for anyone who still wishes to support our two nominated charities ~ Linlithgow Young Persons Project (LYPP) and River Kids. You can donate to our Christmas Appeal here .... www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucs-santa

A Christmas Message from LUCS ~ Read all about our Christmas Video at - https://mailchi.mp/95dffd72a8eb/a-christmas-mess...
11/12/2020
A Christmas Message from LUCS

A Christmas Message from LUCS ~ Read all about our Christmas Video at - https://mailchi.mp/95dffd72a8eb/a-christmas-message-from-lucs

We are delighted to have selected two local charities to support during this festive period, and we hope that the production and viewing of "Santa (and his mischievous elves)" will help with their fundraising during these difficult times, All funds donated through our Christmas Appeal will be split....

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, this year the members of Linlithgow Union Canal Society are unable to hold the ever-popula...
11/12/2020

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, this year the members of Linlithgow Union Canal Society are unable to hold the ever-popular Santa’s Grotto and Boat Trips at Manse Road Basin.

However, LUCS members still wished to make their annual Christmas contribution to the families and children of the Linlithgow and West Lothian communities and have produced their very own Christmas Video ~ Santa (and his mischievous elves)

As you will see in the video, we are also raising funds for two very special local charities ~ Linlithgow Young Peoples Project, and River Kids from Livingston.

Now sit back, and enjoy the antics of Santa (and his mischievous elves) at .... https://youtu.be/EIBODY06mKY

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, this year the members of Linlithgow Union Canal Society are unable to hold the ever-popular Santa’s Grotto and Boat Trips at Manse Road Basin.

However, LUCS members still wished to make their annual Christmas contribution to the families and children of the Linlithgow and West Lothian communities and have produced their very own Christmas Video ~ Santa (and his mischievous elves)

As you will see in the video, we are also raising funds for two very special local charities ~ Linlithgow Young Peoples Project, and River Kids from Livingston.

Now sit back, and enjoy the antics of Santa (and his mischievous elves) at .... https://youtu.be/EIBODY06mKY

More strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path. (what's been happening near Linlithgow ?) More info coming from LUC...
09/12/2020

More strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path. (what's been happening near Linlithgow ?) More info coming from LUCS soon ...

More strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path. (what's been happening near Linlithgow ?) More info coming from LUCS soon ...

Strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path.   (It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas)    More info coming from...
08/12/2020

Strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path. (It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas) More info coming from LUCS soon ...

Strange happenings on the Union Canal tow path. (It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas) More info coming from LUCS soon ...

41st AGM ~ Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself ....
10/11/2020

41st AGM ~ Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself ....

Nice wee mention for LUCS in The Sunday Post.   Helpful volunteers appreciated as always. https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/...
21/10/2020
Travel: Who needs wheels! Boats for beginners on a Scottish canal break - The Sunday Post

Nice wee mention for LUCS in The Sunday Post. Helpful volunteers appreciated as always. https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/travel-who-needs-wheels-boats-for-beginners-on-a-scottish-canal-break/

I have to admit that our narrowboat holiday didn’t get off to the best of starts. The idea of four nights cruising along one of the most scenic stretches of the Union Canal from the massive Falkirk Wheel towards Edinburgh had got everyone excited.

Sorry for pinching this from another FB posting, but we just had to show this wonderful Autumn picture of our lovely Uni...
15/10/2020

Sorry for pinching this from another FB posting, but we just had to show this wonderful Autumn picture of our lovely Union Canal

Address

Canal Basin, Manse Rd
Linlithgow
EH49 6AJ

5 minutes walk from Linlithgow Railway Station

Opening Hours

Saturday 1pm - 4:30pm
Sunday 1pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

01506671215

Products

Town Boat Trips (£4)
Avon Aqueduct Cruises (£8)
Teraroom, Museum, Boat Charters and Self-Drive Boat hire

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Would you like to help ...

Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS), continues to attract a large amount of visitors to the town, and yet it is run entirely by volunteers. But you don’t have to be a boat fanatic to get involved. Our helpers include Museum Attendants / Curators, Gardeners, Tea Room Helpers, Painters, Electricians, Joiners, Admin staff, Web Designers, Marketing , Media and PR personnel and the many other activities needed to keep the Canal Centre at the forefront of Scotland’s (and Linlithgow’s) favourite family destinations and tourist trail. But if you want to help with the boats, then that’s OK too !!!

You name it, and we could probably use your skills or help you expand your interests or hobbies, and you can put in as much or as little time as you wish.

If you would like to help in any way, why not drop us an email, or come along to the canal basin on a Wednesday or Saturday morning when you will be able to discuss how you can get involved with one of our active members, or just enjoy a cup of coffee around our cosy log fire.

You will be made very welcome

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We really enjoyed our private cruise (as it turned out!) to the aqueduct this afternoon. Thank you so much and great to see you open again!
Canal basin today
Tara with pasty in may
The funny thing about many electric boats is that most people don't really notice them, because they don't look odd at all. They are just out there every day, doing their workaday job. Quietly, economically, and cleanly. I really enjoyed meeting some of the folk at the Linlithgow Canal Centre (Scotland) this summer, and going for a ride in one of their sturdy little electric day hireboats, as a guest of the unsung but cheery voluntary society that helps keep the canal itself alive: http://www.lucs.org.uk/
I have one adult and two child tickets for this sold out Halloween cruise on Sat 26th Oct at 2pm. Looking to swap for one adult and two child tixs for the 10am cruise on the same day. Please pm me.
Thanks a lot for hosting the Veg Boat at the weekend. We had a great day and your volunteers were friendly and helpful as always. There is a wee video on the Narrowboat Farm page, or on youtube:
Beautiful day at canal basin today with a visit from the Wee Spark and their cargo of vegetables!
Wee reflection photo
We hired the St Magdalene to celebrate a significant birthday. The cruise appeals to all ages. The crew, Alistair and Anne were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and made the day extra-special for us all. Thank you.
Ye cannae shove yer grannie aff a - boat?! Canal cruise with Cockleroy, Linlithgow Folk Festival 2017
Had a great day at the canal fun day, kids loved the cardboard boat race. Here's one of my pics from today.