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
  • Co-operating / partnering with other organisations (such as LUCS, Re-Union and Edinburgh Canal Festival) to further our main aims
  • Raising funds to support the Society’s activities


We run our boat trips from Port Buchan in Broxburn but our boat Bluebell is moored at our base at Drumshoreland Basin, also the Union Canal base of British Waterways, just to the east of Bridge 23. We have a storage hut there for all our equipment and a water tap and power bollard.




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.





Easter Bunny Boat Trips

11 April 2020

Book here


Private Charters

Weather permitting, our narrowboat Bluebell can be chartered throughout the year for private parties of up to 12 people. Driver and crew included. 


Sunday Boat Trips 

recommence in April 2020



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Newsletter Summer 2018



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