Press Coverage

We regularly feature in the travel press and here we display recent coverage on our trips. (Please click on the different coloured text to read or listen to the articles.)

Always looking for something new, Steve Leland and his wife, from the magazine “Porthole”, has written an informative and enjoyable article on cruising the Great Glen with Caledonian Discovery. Porthole is one of the leading cruise publications for both travel agents and consumers alike and has published barge cruise articles for France and Ireland, but has never published a feature on Scotland cruise options until now. To find out more pleaseclick here  01/10/20

During the month of July we had the company of Sally Coffey. A former editor of a well respected travel magazine, she has recently gone freelance and we were delighted to welcome her aboard. She has recently published this article on the Britain Magazine website, where the peace, tranquillity and history of the glen left an impression on her, along with the ease at which you can explore the Great Glen, using our barges as a wonderful floating home. 01/08/19

Our thanks to Heather Fowlie for her recent article in the Aberdeen Evening Express. “Blown away by an amazing barge Break” –  Heather appears to have loved her time aboard Ros Crana and we certainly enjoyed her company on board. To find out more please click here 

Recently we had the company of Andrea McVeigh who in her amusing article revealed a few facts we like to keep secret! There is even a quote from the Loch Ness monster in the shared photographs .

Earlier this year we had Ben Brown from Manchester’s Finest joining us for a shortened cruise. He had arrived straight from Mexico to the Highlands and he thought is this something I would do? From the article the answer “… my word –  it was great.” hopefully says it all. To find out more click here

At the start of the season Inka Quiegsa Pischotte joined us for a few days from Foyers to Banavie, Fort William. Her article Wowed by Inverness, Scotland & the Highlands – by Water! of her time in the Highlands including time aboard Ros Crana is included in this article from Iberia Airlines Jet2Fly web.

We recently had the company of one of Scotland’s finest sports writers Kevin Ferrie. Kevin, who writes for the Glasgow Herald and the Sunday Herald joined us on one of our mini “Bike the Great Glen” Cruises. Did he enjoy the experience? Is he fitter? To find out please click here

In July 2017 the Sunday Mail included us in a list of 10 Highland adventures in the Outdoor capital of the UK . To find out more click here

In the early part of the summer 2016 we were joined by the BBC radio programmeOut of Doors”. Hosted by Mark Stephen and Euan McIlwraith, who were exploring the Caledonian Canal.
Part of their journey was aboard our barge Ros Crana. The BBC have kindly allowed us to use recordings from this programme. They are divided into these sections.

Ros Crana going through the locks at Fort Augustus – Available here

The History of the Canal – Available here

Our sincere thanks to the BBC and the Out of Doors team for allowing us to use these recordings.

During the summer of 2016 we had the pleasurable company of the journalist Mark Whitley. In his gentle article “Exploring the Great Glen”  he offers an informative history of the Caledonian Canal, the Great Glen, the walking options available and the joy of experiencing the glen while travelling with Caledonian Discovery. Mark is the editor of the Countryman magazine.

Last year we were joined by Susanne on an October Cruise. In October 2016 she tweeted  saying how much she enjoyed her trip, one year after the experience, as it was still fresh in her mind. Her fine blog is here.

Earlier this year (2016) we had the company of Katherine and Romeo Belarmino.  They write a warm and enlightening travel blog titled “Travel the World”. Since their departure they have written some informative, friendly articles, on their experience aboard Ros Crana. The first is attached here for your perusal. We hope you enjoy the article which also has a pictorial video of their stay with a clear sighting of “Nessie”!

We had the pleasure of Alan Hart on our first cruise of the 2016 season, Walking the Great Glen. To discover what happened when a Golden Eagle had a free lunch please read  Alan Caledonian Canal – Evening News

Mike Gerrard travelled with us on Fingal on our Country Walking cruise at the end of September you can view his article in the Huffington Post here

Susie White joined us for a cruise the length of the Great Glen before finishing in the Moray Firth, north of Inverness, to view the wonderful Bottle nose dolphins around the barge. More here

Jess Galbraith completed our Walk the Great Glen cruise with Fingal in August you can read her blog here


We also featured in recent printed publications

The Scots Magazine March 2015  edition

Scottish Field August 2014  edition

Aurora Travel Magazine January 2014

Places and Faces Magazine Winter 2014 Edition