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Laggan Base Information

Rousing history and stunning landscapes await your arrival in the Highlands. Steeped in antiquity, the lush green hillsides clad in silvery heather simply exude the essence of Celtic myths and legends.


At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 08.00 to 17.30.
Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

Normal takeover time is 14.00 to 17.00. If you are going to arrive later please phone the boatyard (01809510234) where the duty engineer will tell you where your boat is and arrange to meet you. You will be given a full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

The Moorings – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 772 797
Letterfinlay – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 622
Glengarry Castle – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 254
Inverlochy Castle – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 702 177
Invergarry – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 206
Craigdarroch – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 486 400
Loch Ness House Hotel – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450 991
Loch Lochy Youth – Tel: +44 (0) 1809 501 239
Lock Inn – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 302
Glen Loy Lodge – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 700
Old Pines – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 712 324

Restaurants

The Bothy Bite – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 701
An Crann – Tel: +44 (0) 1397 772 077
Fiddlers Restaurant – Tel: +44 (0) 1456 450 678
Scots Kitchen – Tel: +44 (0) 1320 366 361
The Eagle Inn – Tel: +44 (0) 7789 858 567

Scotland Laggan Scotland Loch

Tourist Information Office

Shops

There are small supermarkets at Fort Augustus, Spean Bridge and Drumnadrochit, and large superstores in Inverness and Fort William. The local shop is the Seven Heads Store.

The nearest tourist information office are in:
Fort William - 0044 (0) 1397 703 781
Inverness - 0044 (0) 1463 234 353

Parking

On private properties (not closed): £3.50 per night if pre-booked or £4 per night when booked on arrival.

Golf and Other Attractions

Fort Augustus Golf Course - 01320366660
Fort William Golf Course - 01397704464
Torvean, golf course,Inverness - 01463225651
Steam Train Fort William - 08450945513
Cable Car up Anoch Mor - 08450945513
Adventure Activities - 08450945513

Transport Information

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you'll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

Directions

From the South: From Fort William take the A82 towards Inverness. Continue through Spean Bridge, and after 13 miles (20km) you will cross a swing bridge over the canal. Take the first left, signposted Kilffinnan, Balmagaster. Travel 1.5.miles (2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places and look down to your left. You will see “A” framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left just after the chalets at the bottom of the hill, crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the Loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

From the North: On the A82 travelling from the north, approximately 3 miles(5km) south of Invergarry, 200 metres after The Well of the Seven Heads shop, take the road on the right signposted Kilffinnan and Balmagaster. Travel 1.5 miles(2.5km) along this road, which is single track with passing places, and look down to your left. You will see ‘A’ framed wooden chalets, turn sharp left at the bottom of the hill just after the chalets crossing over a cattle grid. Pass in front of the chalets with the loch on your right, and follow the road into the boatyard car park.

By Air

Closest airports:
Inverness - 80km
Glasgow – 204km
Edinburgh – 170km

By Train

Closest train stations:
Spean Bridge - 24km
Inverness - 65km
Fort William - 40km