Re-Union Canal Boats is changing. In the spring of 2021, the Falkirk based operations will become an independent organisation dedicated to using the canal and the canal side as a catalyst for social action, environmental sustainability, well-being, skills and development. It will continue to operate from Lock 16 providing lock keeping services, running Jaggy Thistle (or similar boat trips) together with developing workshop space and other opportunities both on and off the water.
Go Forth and Clyde (our new name) will be a charitable company with a new board drawn from local people with an interest in seeing the canal used in lots of different ways, making it accessible to as many as possible for learning, volunteering, recreation, environmental awareness, physical and mental health improvement,
and most of all bringing people together . The canal offers unique opportunities in all these areas.
Volunteer Trustee Directors are now being recruited as part of our new Go Forth and Clyde Board. If you have a passion for the Forth and Clyde Canal and seeing it used to benefit local communities, we’d like to hear from you. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in making more of the canal whether your interest is in boats, canals, locks and their rich heritage or in the people and environment that can bring life to the waterway and its surroundings, and reap the benefits.
The Board will initially meet monthly – this may be virtually (on Zoom) to comply with Covid-19 regulations. Our new Board needs a range of professional skills so that we can develop a strong organisation but enthusiasm for developing the local area is very
important too. The Board has responsibility for leading the strategic direction of this new organisation and for ensuring the governance and legal obligations to OSCR and Companies House are met. Hands on support and assistance with individual projects will also be appreciated. Full training and guidance will be given.
Re-Union Canal Boats Ltd
Re-Union Canal Boats is a social enterprise in Edinburgh and Falkirk operating across the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals.