Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Taking a Le Boat cruiser on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland By on Sep 23, 2021 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Some afternoons and evenings a bagpipe lament lingers over Laggan Locks. It is not a tourism stunt. Dressed in a tartan kilt, a resident hones his musical skills.

It is an appropriate soundtrack for Le Boat’s base at Laggan Locks, on the waterway that runs from Fort William on the east coast to Inverness on the west coast. Every day self-drive cruisers, depart to explore the Caledonian Canal.

A cataclysmic clash of tectonic plates 28 million years ago, left a deep gash that became the Lochs of Lochy, Oich and Ness. Since October 1822, Thomas Telford’s 15 metres deep canals have linked the Lochs to provide 60 miles of waterways.

When Highlanders laboured for a guinea

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