The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society
The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society

What we do


We aim to encourage the people living in the communities along the canal to take an interest in it and help maintain it as a pleasant amenity for boating, walking, cycling or fishing.


To this end, The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society’s main activities include:

  • Maintaining the canal and its immediate environment
  • Maintaining our boats (Bluebell and Roseann)
  • Running low-cost boat trips on the first Sunday afternoon of each month (from April to October)
  • Operating private charters on Bluebell
  • Sharing canal heritage and local history on our boat trips to the Almond Aqueduct
  • Co-operating / partnering with others to further our aims (such as LUCS, Re-Union, Edinburgh Canal Festival, The Shale Trail,Scottish Canal, Scottish Waterways for All, Narrowboat Farm, Visit West Lothian, Broxburn & Uphall Traders Association (BUTA) and other local community groups.
  • Raising funds to support the Society’s activities


We run our boat trips from Port Buchan in Broxburn but our boats are moored at Drumshoreland Basin, the Union Canal base of Scottish Canals



The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society is a registered charity (SC023110) run solely by volunteers and supported by donations and income from events and boat trips.





Due to the fact we have put our passenger boat, Bluebell up for sale (see explanation under Welcome on our home page), we regret that we are unable to offer boat trips in 2022  We will be starting a Fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase a new passenger carrying boat.  We can still be contacted by telephone, email or via our facebook page. 

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Newsletter Summer 2018



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