Quiz Night 2023

Monday 30th October 2023, 7.00 pm; at the Merchiston Tennis & Bowling Club

Join us for the revival of the society’s quiz night! £2 entry per person (suggested team size 4-6). Expect your usual quiz conundrums, with some canal related twists.

The bar will be open serving drinks 🍻 🍷. Show your interest on our facebook event

End of Season for our Rowing Boat Hire

Saturday 23rd September 2023, midday to 4.30 pm; opposite the Ashley Terrace Boathouse

To celebrate the end of our rowing boat hire for 2023 we’ll be hiring TWO of our traditional Rowing Boats at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Each boat will cost £10 to hire, for a 50-minute session, maximum 5-persons per boat. All ten hires will be on a first come first served basis.

As well as the opportunity to hire out the boats we’ll have our usual tented-area, opposite the Boathouse, with tea/coffee/cakes available – and holding a raffle on the day with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Join the event of Facebook

They’ll be one last opportunity on the Sunday (24th) with the last of our usual slots (2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm), three of which will be available to hire in advance. Please see our Rowing Boats section for more details.

Canal Festival: Saturday, 17th June 2023

We’re only a few days away from this year’s Edinburgh Canal Festival which takes place on Saturday 17th June 2023 along the canal-side from Lochrin Basin to our own location at Ashley Terrace.

Our usual information and cake and hot drinks stalls will be set up on the towpath, opposite the Boathouse, and, additionally, we’ll be hiring out our two, recently refurbished rowing-boats which have proved very popular since we launched them back in mid-April.

Further details about hiring our boats can be found here. On Canal Festival day, we’ll have a total of 10 hire slots: 2 per hour at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. All booking will be done on a first come, first served basis. Why not come along and enjoy the area from what will be for many a new perspective, or for some may offer a chance to relive an earlier experience of rowing on the canal many years ago?

We’ll also be holding our second tombola, helping to raise further funds for the Society, with some great prizes on offer. 

We look forward to meeting friends old and new on the day. Hope you’ll pop by and say hello!