200th Anniversary Flotilla

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Union Canal, a major flotilla is being organised to take place on 20th - 22nd May, encompassing the complete 31.5 miles of the canal.

200th Anniversary Flotilla

About 200th Anniversary Flotilla

As an intrinsic part of the event schedule being promoted by Scottish Canals and Scottish Waterways for All, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Union Canal, a major flotilla is being organised to take place on 20th - 22nd May 2022, encompassing the complete 31.5 miles of the canal, from Edinburgh to the Falkirk Wheel.

Two individual flotillas will commence at Lochrin Basin, Edinburgh and the Falkirk Wheel (and other intermittent locations) with the two separate flotillas converging and mustering at Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow on the afternoon & evening of Saturday 21st May for an early evening celebration event including BBQ & musical entertainment.

Best Dressed Boat
You are encouraged to decorate your boat to reflect the 200 Theme or events from the last 200 years. There will be numerous prizes / categories with the awards being presented at The Linlithgow Muster on the evening of 21st May.

Run, Walk or Cycle
Activity is not only on the water. Why not walk, run or cycle along side the flotilla (either individually or within your group or organisation).

Fancy Dress
Have fun celebrating the 200th anniversary with us by dressing up in fancy dress to reflect the 200th Anniversary, or indeed anything else you like.

No Boat
No boat ~ No problem. Jump on board your stand up paddle board, kayak, or any other form of water transport. The more the merrier. Or even contact one of the volunteer boating organisations like LUCS, and see if they are running trips within the flotilla.

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