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

New Arrivals

Our latest additions to our fleet arrived from across the water on Tuesday.  Our KINGFISHERs are now at their new home at West Highland Sailing and will be ready hire for 2016.

Sleeping up to 4 people and with easy walk on access at the rear, this is a perfect boat for exploring the beautiful Caledonian canal in 2016.




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Seasons of mist…….

Autumn has to be one of the best months for coming to Scotland. Bright days , clear starry nights, less midges and the most vibrant array of colours on the trees. As we head into the final boating month of the year, we are all gearing up for the long winter ahead and making the most of this fantastic weather that has been with us for most of September. If you are fancying a wee break we still have some availability left in October, with some great deals.

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We have had a busy year with people enjoying cruising the Caledonian Canal and its breath taking scenery and despite the boat yard closing at the end of October for the winter, this is when the hard work begins!! We hope to have a few new additions to  introduce for the 2016 season and if you are a follower on our Facebook site you will be the first to get all our latest news.

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.

We look forward to sharing your holiday memories with you!image