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Organisation Details

Address Re-Union Canal Boats Narrowboat Gosling, Lower Gilmore Bank, Tollcross
Post Code EH3 9QP
Locality South West 
Telephone 0131 261 8529
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  • Volunteering

Re-union is an organisation that uses the Union Canal to make a difference to people's lives by inviting them to share in the social and cultural life of the canal.

Re-Union Canal Boats is a social enterprise operating on and around Edinburgh’s Union Canal and in Falkirk on the Forth & Clyde Canal. We offer boat and event hire and volunteering opportunities focused on health and wellbeing, environmental and boating

Re-Union offer training and support to a wide range of volunteers in crewing (RYA), first aid, hospitality, health and hygiene and a variety of other courses that are identified and driven by the volunteers needs and requests.

We engage meaningfully with canal side communities from Edinburgh Quay to Wester Hailes through a variety of projects including canoe building, supporting the development of a canoe club, orchard planting which is now growing into a healthy eating garden project and coordinating community consultations and the Edinburgh Canal Festival.

Re-Union bring people together to develop their skills, learn from one another and realise their potential whilst maintaining and promoting the canal as a remarkable asset for the community

Experience Edinburgh’s canal corridor from a comfortable wide-beam canal boat.

Book now to enjoy a unique twist to your community event, corporate training, school outing or private party

How to find our boat...

Edinburgh Quay can be accessed at the junction of Fountainbridge and Gardner’s Crescent through a pedestrian walkway next to Akva Cafe Bar. Re-Union’s boat is the purple one – you can’t miss us.

- By bus: Lothian Buses 1, 34, and 35 all stop at Fountainbridge.
- By car: There is an underground car park below EQ1 office complex at Edinburgh Quay, charges apply. There is limited pay and display parking in the area.



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