Southbank Marina

Southbank Marina enjoys a prime position in Scotland's central belt. Situated on the south bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal in Kirkintilloch, the Marina provides berthing for 40 boats in a commercial setting. The town of Kirkintilloch is divided by the canal, and with convenient access to supermarkets, retail units, restaurants, banks and Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, it is easy to see why the town is known as the Canal Capital of Scotland.

Southbank Marina plays a major role in the annual Kirkintilloch Canal Festival festivities each August.

The site is steeped in canal history including the former boat building yard of PW McGregor Ltd. It was from this site that puffers, scows and a variety of other boats were built and dispatched around the world.

The Marina is conveniently situated whether you are considering a permanent berth, are on a boating holiday looking for overnight, or are travelling along the Forth and Clyde Canal looking to break up the journey.

Relevant information below.

Boat journey times:

  • Glasgow (Maryhill Locks) - 2 hours 20minutes
  • Falkirk Wheel - 3hours 45 minutes

The national motorway network is only 6 miles to the south and the main Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line is within 5 minutes drive. Glasgow is 10, Stirling 20 and Edinburgh is 40 miles away.

View the location map of the marina 

The Marina provides mooring space for:

  • Leisure moorings
  • long stay
  • overnight stops
  • residential moorings
General Facilities Amenity Block
  • 10m and 15m pontoons
  • Mainstalk electricity/water service supply
  • Foul water pump out and chemical toilet disposal point
  • Local fuel dispensing point
  • Dry dock facility subject to Seagull Trust Cruises availability
  • 24 hour CCTV security and out of hours security staff patrol the site
  • Reception/waiting area 
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Clothes washing/drying room
  • Locker area
  • Disabled toilet/shower room

How to apply to moor at Southbank Marina

All boats must be fully insured, with a valid British Waterways Scottish Navigation Licence to be eligible. For further information and to apply for all types of mooring, contact:

Scottish Canals
Canal House
1 Applecross Street
Glasgow G4 9SP

Tel: 0141 332 6936 or email: