sailscotland 2020 3 All that choice can make it difficult to know where to start, but that’s where Sail Scotland’s Official Guide comes in. It has been designed to make your planning as easy as possible. Flicking through these pages you will not only be introduced to Scotland’s world- class sailing waters; you will also find stories and views from our visitors and insights from some of our local member businesses. The guide is aimed at helping you take to the water so you will find contact details for a whole host of sailing holiday companies, charters and sailing schools, marinas, harbours and more. Not to mention plenty of ideas to help you get the best possible experience of Scotland – both on and off the water. We look forward to welcoming you during Scotland’s Year Coasts and Waters and look out for #YCW2020 and our very own information at #mustseascotland across all the usual digital channels for all the latest news and insights to sailing in Scotland. The world-wide fame of our sailing waters is being celebrated through a year-long programme of events under the banner of Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 . S cotland has so much to offer the visiting sailor through; varied seascapes, islands, lochs, wildlife, shore side castles, stunning shore- side food and much more. Together with a growing number of new local facilities and businesses looking to welcome you ashore, it all makes for sailing in Scotland even more enjoyable and memorable. Features Section 5 Sailing Holidays 26 Charter and Sailing Schools 30 Argyll and the Islands 52 Firth of Clyde 38 Skye and the North West 62 Orkney and Shetland 72 East Coast 76 Scottish Canals 86 Summary Listings 92 Travel Information 4