Jaggy Thistle Testimonals

Jaggy Thistle Testimonials

Just a few words about our trip on Saturday 19 May.

We had a spectacularly good day from start to finish. The booking experience could not have been better – Kathleen did all she could to make this work. (And one of our party needed to jump off half way in order to get back to Edinburgh – she did this by ordering a taxi to pick up at the community centre at Redding Bridge for 2pm through Bruce’s Taxis in Polmont, then caught the 2.15 train from Polmont to Edinburgh – easy!)

We were met near the Union Inn by Ryan at the start who was very helpful, polite and welcoming. He gave us good and clear instructions and information.
The boat is in great condition, everything works and it is extremely well kitted out I must say: kitchen, toilet etc. Perfect.
I have to say the whole experience goes down with me and my family as one of the best ever days out – and we have done a LOT of travelling around the world to some amazing places.
And the attitude of all those operating the locks, and frankly everyone we met, was so positive and helpful I had to pinch myself a few times. Maybe the blazing sunshine helped but either way, they are a credit to this whole experience.
Well done!! What a gem this is.
Thank you from all 7 of us – we will definitely return

Great Trip, helpful staff, Falkirk Wheel and Lock staff very friendly with lots of good help and advice.
Jaggy Thistle ideal for small groups on day trips, and grandchildren thought it was great.
Easy to learn how to navigate the boat.
A great day out!
~ Peter Nelson


The Jaggy Thistle had everything that was required to make the voyage enjoyable. It was a wonderfully interesting trip full of surprises and delights…. must come again!
~ Ms Caldwell


Helpful staff, clear instructions and advice offered. Lovely day out that I would highly recommend to friends and family.
~Ms Arnott


Hello everyone, On my arrival back home on Sunday night I discovered that we accidentally took the hire feed back form home. The attached pictures can be used by you, of course. So here comes our feedback: Thank you to everyone on the re-union canal boats, you gave us a fantastic day in the beautifully kept Jaggy Thistle on the Canal.What a great day we had. We did arrive slightly late, due to some navigating problems around Falkirk and were greeted with a friendly smile and a superbly prepared boat. The Jaggy Thistle sat waiting for us, ready for our day of adventure and relaxation on the beautiful canal. The handover was very friendly and very professional, we just admired the beautiful Jaggy Thistle, no speck of rust or dirt to be found and even the kettle had been pre-boiled, for our convenience. All instruction were really clear and the information booklets very helpful. We had a most amazing family day both adventurous, going through the Falkirk Wheel, the locks and tunnels, but at the same time we could slow down and just enjoy the different pace and closeness to water, wind and amazingly the sun. The blue bells were still in bloom and the fresh spring green gave the perfect backdrop for a great range of birds to spot. The boat handled so well that at no point we had any problems and the lovely people at the locks made the going through really easy. Back at the re-union canal boats centre we were again welcomed with a wave and a smile and the handover was very easy and uncomplicated. Absolutely brilliant and we would recommend a day on the Jaggy Thistle at any time!
~ The Sutter Family