Joining Instructions for Muirtown Basin, Inverness

Post code IV3 5LE


We’ll be ready to welcome you aboard between 2.00 and 2.15 pm on the start date of your cruise. Please try not to arrive before 2pm – our ‘turnaround’ time is short and busy and we may not be available to give you the welcome we’d like to.


By Car.

By Car.
From Edinburgh & the South –
Inverness is reached by the A9 via Perth. Travel on the A9 with the city to your left. At the roundabout, before the Kessock Bridge, take 1st left off the A9 and follow the signs into the city centre. Go straight over two roundabouts and on the third follow the 4th exit and the A862 to Beauly (Telford Street). Look for a roundabout with a PC World store on the left and a Co-op to the right. Go straight across this roundabout and after about 100 yards turn right into Muirtown Basin. This is just before a small bridge where the road crosses the canal.

From Glasgow / Fort William –
take the A82 along the Great Glen through Spean Bridge and Fort Augustus. Shortly after passing the “Welcome to Inverness City” signpost take the 1st left on to the General Booth Road, signposted for Beauly and just before the Torvean Golf Club small car park, on the right. Follow this to the T junction and at the traffic lights, turn right and then cross the canal bridge with the staircase of locks on your right. Turn left immediately after the bridge into Muirtown Basin. Fingal / Ros Crana will be alongside the harbour wall directly ahead of you in Muirtown basin. Locked parking is available here.

By Rail.

The rail journey to Inverness is via Edinburgh and passes through interesting and dramatic scenery as well as going over the famous Forth Bridge. The railway station is in Inverness city centre about a mile from Muirtown Basin where the barge will be moored. Taxis can be taken from outside the station.

By Bus / Coach.

There is a coach service from Edinburgh to Inverness. The bus station is near to the train station in Inverness town centre, about a mile from Muirtown Basin where the barge will be moored. Taxis can be taken from the bus station.

By Air.

There are airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh but the nearest is Inverness Airport about 12 miles out of town off the A96 Nairn road. See our ‘Useful Contacts’ sheet for relevant airlines. Take a taxi from the airport or a bus into town followed by a taxi to Muirtown Basin where the barge will be moored.

Journey’s End

We finish our cruise at Banavie, near Fort William at the date and time specified on your confirmation email.  If you have booked our minibus it will collect you from here and return you to the cruise start point.  This will take approx. 2 hours.



Should you need to contact the barge please phone Fingal on 07786 570 064 or Ros Crana on 07502 161 805 or if you are held up en route or need to leave a contact number with family or friends.