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Background: The navigation authority, Scottish Canals, pretty much has a monopoly of mooring and boat launching sites on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. Community Moorings Scotland has been created to provide another option.
Setting up as a charity was the easy bit; steering a course through the uncharted legal landscape of contracts, trading agreements and wayleaves has consumed vast amounts of time, patience and not a little money, but we are now (four and a half years in) close to signing on the dotted line.
All donations received will help complete this process – allowing us to begin operation from a secure and enduring foundation – and contribute to funding the necessary mooring infrastructure.
Our mission is to create amazing places for boats and people on the waterways of Scotland. We want to see more boats, moving more often, creating a vibrancy that stretches along the canals and inland to local communities.
We are here to tackle two problems:
Our vision is of busy waterways in Scotland with many exciting locations for boats and people, linked up as a network of stop-off points along the canals. Over the years more and more mooring and launching sites will be established, within a few hours cruising of each other, with the intention of bringing many new enthusiasts to the canals. This initiative will also serve as a vehicle to connect communities with their local heritage and provide a range of training opportunities.
Our aim is that the wider boating community will grow as a result and have a happier and more secure future on the waterways of Scotland. We see the boating community as more empowered to take control of its future on the canals and contribute directly to a more successful canal network. More people will make boats and boating their choice of home or hobby and more visitors will be drawn to the navigations to work, rest and play.
Our values: Community Moorings Scotland will always conduct itself with integrity and abide by the following guiding principles:
Please support us ~ your generosity will be appreciated ..