Caledonian Canal Winter Closure 2018-19

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Caledonian Canal Winter Closure 2018-2019

The Caledonian Canal will be closed to sea-to-sea traffic for a period this winter to allow essential repairs to be carried out on a number of the canal structures:

Closed to through traffic from 4pm WEDNESDAY 9th JANUARY 2019 until 8.30am MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2019.

During this closure navigation of some sections of the canal will be possible within normal winter operating hours of Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, with a minimum of 24 hours prior arrangement with the Canal Office in Inverness (T: 01463 725500).

When the canal re-opens to through traffic on MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2019, the canal’s Spring operating hours of 8.30am – 5.30pm 7 days per week will be in effect.

Christmas and New Year arrangements: vessels wishing to transit sea-to-sea before the Christmas and New Year break MUST enter the canal by 9am on Weds 19th December 2018 at the very latest to be sure of transit.

Vessels entering the sea locks for safe haven at Corpach or Seaport Marina MUST arrive by midday on Monday 24th December 2018 at the very latest.

After New Year the canal will re-open to sea-to-sea traffic at 9am on Thursday 3rd January 2019 and will operate on normal winter hours (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm) until the closure begins at 4pm on WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2019.

Office Contact Information

  • T: +44 (0) 1463 220501
  • E:
  • Registered Office: Longman Dr, Inverness IV1 1SU Scotland
  • Registered in Scotland No. SC325102

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