After careful consideration, we’re sorry to announce that Kirkintilloch Canal Festival will not be taking place this year.
We know this news will come as a disappointment, but it has not been possible to make the many arrangements needed for such a large-scale event. A huge amount of work goes into organising the festival – spanning almost the entire year beforehand. With resources focused on other priorities – including supporting businesses during the pandemic – and the previous uncertainty over COVID, the necessary work could not take place. Rest assured, we’re committed to working with partners, suppliers & local businesses and already making plans for 2023, when we hope the Canal Festival will make a triumphant return.