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Fishing – coarse angling chairman explains background to canal permits

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Gus Brindle, chairman of the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling (SFCA), has responded to social media criticism over the issue of permits to fish Scotland's canals.The response followed publication of an article featuring the...

Fishing – Scotland going for World glory

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Scotland's six-man coarse fishing team travels to Belgium this weekend for the World Championships.The squad faces several days of practice from Monday ahead of the official match days next weekend.It is made up of...

Do you have any canal stories to tell?

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Members of the local community are invited to share their canal-related stories, photographs, maps and objects with young canal college volunteers aboard the Lochrin Bell boat, moored on the Union Canal at Edinburgh Quay...

Re-Union Boats: championing Edinburgh’s canal

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Believe me, my young friend' said the Water Rat solemnly.....'there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats' (Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows).It's...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Carols By Candlelight: in aid of Bethany Christian Trust, supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. 6.30pm, Central, Central Halls, Tolcross. For more information call 0131 561 8925.Family Festive Cinema at the Scottish National...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Song, by Toad Christmas Party: Garden of Elks, Plastic Animals, plus short sets and cabaret from other acts on the Song, By Toad label and followed by DJ Sets from Irregular Owl Movements and...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Antboy (Denmark 2013 - English language version) Cert PG. Re-energising the superhero genre for a younger audience - who needs Spiderman when Antboy is in town? 'a rollicking good fun caper movie'. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian...

A life less ordinary on Scotland’s canals

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Scots across the country could soon be swapping cul-de-sacs and cottages for waterways and wide-beam barges as Scottish Canals launches phase two of its residential mooring scheme – Living on Water.Four new moorings in...

Edinburgh College of Art students create new public art for Tollcross

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Kirralee Fisher, a 3rd year student from Edinburgh College of Art, stands with her artwork which was created as part of a public art display at the new Canal Point Development, West Tollcross, Edinburgh.Sky...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – get away from it all on the canal

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Re-Union Canal Boats have the answer for you! Book a cruise to get out of town in August.Get away from it all with brunch on the boat. Sunday 10th, 17th, 24th August at 11am...

Cyclists asked to slow down on the canal towpath!

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Cyclists on the towpaths of the Union Canal in Edinburgh are being encouraged to ‘Share the Space and Drop their Pace’ with the launch of a new considerate cycling campaign.The Scottish Canals-led drive, launched...

VIDEO – Craft bomb on the canal

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A little "craftbombing" took place overnight on the canal at the Leamington Lift Bridge -Look at this!Pat Bowie who runs the Re-Union boat on the canal explained:-" It was an effort to cheer commuters...

Ice-breaker canal boat!

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I just happened to pass the Union Canal on Monday just as the Re-union boat approached the Leamington Lift Bridge, and thought the video might be of interest to your readers.  Watch my video...

Girl escapes attack by jumping into the canal

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage schoolgirl was the victim of a sexually motivated assaulted in Ratho yesterday afternoon.The 15-year-old got off the number 12 bus at the bridge...

Canal Strategy shortlisted for award

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CANAL STRATEGY ON THE CREST OF A WAVEThe plan to kick start the renaissance of the popular Union Canal has been short listed for a prestigious national waterways award.The Edinburgh Union Canal Strategy as...

Five things you need to know today

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The Guardian Edinburgh has photos from Saturday's protests at Holyrood against library closures. On Saturday a crowd of over 100 individuals, including many famous authors, gathered to read passages from their favourite books. Authors...

Edinburgh Canal Strategy – speak up now!

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You have until Friday to have your say about the Edinburgh Canal Strategy document which was published earlier in the year by The City of Edinburgh Council.If you are one of the cyclists, walkers,...

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