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

Past Events

Litter picking work party         

Both boats line astern at Bellsmill, Winchburgh
The Wombles of Winchburgh!
Bluebell en route to Winchburgh
New member, Scott at Belsmill checking his phone for directions to the boat!
Feeding the locals at Port Buchan

Dry Dock - Ratho

Every four years, Bluebell,, like every other canal boat, requires to be dry docked, to carry out a BSS examination (Boat Safety Scheme). This is to allow the hull, propeller and rudder of the vessel to be inspected for insurance purposes.

The Seagull Trust based at Ratho have allowed us to use their dry dock.

View of Ratho canal basin, looking west
Ratho dry dock, owned by theSeagull Trust, and kindly offered to Bridge 19-40 to allow us to carry out checks
Safely tied and chocked, the water is pumped from the dock

Santa trips with Linlithgow Union Canal Society

Bluebell appearing through the fog
Bluebell decorated and ready to take the kids and families on a Santa cruise at Linlithgow

May 7th 2016

What? more tea breaks??
The boss!
Always time for a bacon roll!
Roseann, our workboat at Port Buchan quayside
Bluebell ready to set sail from Port Buchan to Bellsmill, Winchburgh
Bluebell in the dock
Some of the society volunteers enjoying a break from the work
Bluebell getting her bottom cleaned!
One of Santa's helpers!

 The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society is part of The Big Splash, an appeal to help support the many small waterway-based charitiesin our local communities to ensure their survival during these unprecedented times.




Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, and the difficulty in maintaining social distancing on a narrowboat, we regret that we are still unable to offer boat trips in 2021. We can still be contacted by telephone, email or via our facebook page. 

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Newsletter Summer 2018



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