Ivy Cottage

If you like to be near the water rather than on it then we have the perfect answer – our small but perfectly formed single-storey holiday cottage attractively situated by the water’s edge right beside our offices and in an ideal place to watch the boats go by. It is a perfect getaway for couples, and an ideal base from which to fish the loch. Guests can also ski (in season) at Aonach Mor on Ben Nevis or visit Loch Ness, Inverness, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Loch fishing rights are included.

Alternatively, you can simply sit in the waterside garden and watch the world – and the boats – go by. You will find our unique local pub (the Eagle barge) just across the lock gates. There is a hotel, restaurant, shops and other facilities at Invergarry village 3 miles away, or at Fort Augustus, 12 miles from Laggan.

The cottage makes a perfect getaway for a couple, with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The accommodation is all on the ground floor, with a comfortable living cum dining room featuring an open fire (fuel provided). There is a television. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker, washing machine and tumble dryer. The bath has a shower fitted.

There is a well-fenced garden with garden furniture, ideal for picnics or barbecues or just watching the boats go by. There is ample parking, and electricity and bed linen are included in the price.

To visit our dedicated Ivy Cottage website to check availability, book or just to get more information click here

Cruising on Curlew


Our new addition to the fleet , Curlew, is now available to book.

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The Curlew offers excellent comfort, space, ease of handling and value for money. Her versatile layout makes her very popular with families.


  • Open-plan galley
  • Warm air heating
  • Sliding door for deck access from saloon
  • Stereo /CD player
  • 1 Double and 2 singles, or 2 doubles in 2 cabins plus a small double in the saloon. Sleeps 4 +2
  • En- suite rear master cabin
  • Two toilets
  • Two showers
  • Easy handling qualities
  • Dual steering position from sundeck or saloon

Give us a ring or email to enquire about our prices for a cruise on Curlew.



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New Arrivals at Laggan Locks

We took delivery of three boats on Tuesday , arriving in convoy on wagons, and being parked overnight , like three little ducks ready for their launch into the Caledonian Canal on Wednesday morning.

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Sleeping 6 , these are a great family boat and are a very stylish addition to our fleet.

They are currently receiving a West Highland Sailing makeover , so keep checking our Facebook page for when they will be available to hire and be one of the first to take our Curlews for a holiday.





We are having amazing weather this week and it feels like spring has really arrived . The days are getting warmer and we are getting evenings staying light till nearly 9pm so it feels like the winter blankets are finally off. Days like this make work feel like you are on holiday!!


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And don’t forget that if you fancy keeping your feet on dry land , you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery by staying at Ivy Cottage here at Laggan Locks and available for week lets.

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Cruising the Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal got it’s night in the spotlight last Friday night when ” Barging around Britain with John Sergeant” sampled the delights and beauty that our part of the world has to offer. It is still available to view on ITV catch up  TV.

 If a relaxing cruise , taking in the beautiful scenery on Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness, are on your wish list we have made it even more affordable this year by reducing the prices of two of our most popular boats , Teal and Osprey. They sleep up to 6 people and are great for families, we even welcome dogs on board. If you would like us to give you a quote or you have any questions please ring us on 01809 501234. And remember , no experience is necessary for any of our boats , even our yachts, as full instruction will be given when you get to our  base.


West Highland Sailing Photo Competition

We have had beautiful but chilly weather at Laggan the last few weeks , and it is making us all yearn for the summer! To get us all in the mood for the forth coming season we are launching a photo competition, asking you to send us your favourite West Highland holiday pictures. The best photo will win a short break on one of our boats ( Capri, Cygnet, Teal, Osprey, Braemore, Royal Star or one of our yachts), subject to availability. The closing date for entries is 28th February 2015, with the winner being announced by Friday March 13th 2015. Your photographs can be sent to our email – enquiries@westhighlandsailing.com or posted on our Facebook page.

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2014 – News

Monday 8th December, 2014  Its cold at Laggan  today, the hills are all white and look amazing.  There was a fall of snow over the weekend, the ground was white on Saturday morning but sadly it melted away,  just staying on the hills. 

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Have just been looking at some photos of our lovely summer which have got me reminiscing for those halcyon days.  Remember when you are planning your holiday that in May and June you get all that extra daylight and it is usually really warm with not to much rainfall, so try to make a change this year and beat the crowds by coming earlier in the season.  Don’t  forget to book early for 2015 to avoid disappointment and as an extra incentive we have a 5% early booking offer running at the moment.

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It was a good year for West Highland Sailing with a mostly dry summer, just August let us down and September we had a heat wave (remember that when planning for next year!).

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In October there was a months worth of rain fell in 2 days and we had a flood, for the 1st time the men could not get down on the pontoon, they had to row down in a dinghy and sail the boats over to the transit jetty and our customers left from there, just as well it was the last week we were open.  It was fun and games! Check out the photo’s.   The next day it was all calm.

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Award from le-boatWe scooped an award from le-boat at their conference in France this November, it was for Best Overall Customer Feedback. It was a lovely surprise for Will and Sheila when they attended the conference.  







Spotted near West Highland Sailing.It was a good year for wildlife sightings, the Osprey’s and Golden Eagles around  Loch Lochy did not disappoint, the Pine Martins and Red Squirrels made a few appearances and there was the usual Red, Roe and Sika Deer.  Managed to get a couple of snaps of some! There was also some Wild Boar sightings, they have made a foothold for themselves in the woods round all the lochs, some local farmers are none to pleased about the mess in their fields and the gardeners are up in arms.  Our not so welcome Mink had another litter of young this year, they look so cute but are voracious killers.  There was all the usual birds as well.

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Our boats are undergoing winter maintenance at the moment, most are up in the safety of the Canal and the remainder are getting craned out for exterior work.  So it is all hands on deck at this busy time, no rest for the wicked!!

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You can add any photo’s you have and tell us about your holiday experience in 2014 on our face-book page by clicking on the link on our website, we look forward to hearing from you and seeing your pics!

New for 2015 Royal Star

We have a new boat in our fleet called Royal Star, she will accommodate 8 in three cabins and saloon. We took delivery at the end of October and we are all impressed with her.  She is booking up well, so if you are interested don’t hesitate and pick up the phone, alternatively do an online enquiry or drop as a mail. Royal Star Saloon (2) Royal Star Kitchen (6) Royal Star Port Twin (3) Royal Star Starboard Double (3) Royal Star Bow Double (2)  

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“May Madness”

Special deals for May

20% of weeks and 15% of short breaks, hurry as availability is limited.

Clipper:  save £307 on a week’s holiday and £127 on a 3 night weekend break.

Classique: save £362 on a week’s holiday and £151 on a 3 night weekend break.

Phone or e-mail for other great deals.