Practical information for sailing in Scotland

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The pages below provide a raft of information and useful links to help you plan your sailing trip to Scotland and to support your cruising itinerary whilst you’re here.

  • Cluster of sailing yachts in windy and choppy conditions
    Knowledge of weather and tidal conditions is vital to any sailing
  • Boats berthed in the moonlight
    Kames, Argyll
yacht coming in to berth at a busy marina

Useful publications

Recommended publications and guides to help you plan and get the most from pleasure sailing in Scottish coastal waters.

yachts racing in windy and choppy conditions

Sailing weather and tides

Get the most up-to-date information on weather and tidal conditions for leisure sailors in Scottish inshore waters.

yachts moored in a moonlit bay


Useful links to further information about sailing and holidaying in Scotland to help with planning your holiday or short break.