BOATERS’ NOTES: locks and opening bridges on the Lowland canals are operated by Scottish Canals staff (with assistance from boaters on the locks) and, therefore, passages will need to be booked in advance. See scottishcanals.
co.uk or if hiring, your hire company can advise. Locks and bridges between Maryhill and Bowling are currently only operated on Fridays to Mondays. There are trailboat slipways at Auchinstarry, Twechar and on the Glasgow Branch. A Skipper’s Guide with more information is available at scottishcanals.co.uk.