New ferry cruises are launched on canal

From the Evening Times

A new boat will ferry scores of passengers along the Forth and Clyde canal this summer.

Voyager will carry up to 55 passengers along the canal – recently repened as part of the £84.5million Millennium Link project.

It took Glasgow-based Heritage Engineering about a year to build and is the largest new passenger canal boat to be launched on the canal for 100 years. An official naming ceremony was performed by East Dunbartonshire MP and Evening Times columnist Jo Swinson.

The ceremony also formed part of the Forth & Clyde Canal Society’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Guthrie Hutton, of the society, said: “We are thrilled to have revived the type of craft that had virtually disappeared in Scotland. “It will be an enormous factor in helping to keep the tradition of canal passenger boats alive.”

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