About Highland Lassie

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From fishing to cruising

Highland Lassie is a floating hotel moored in picturesque Dochgarroch, home to a popular stretch on the Caledonian Canal just outside of the Highland capital of Inverness.

Surrounded by charming Scottish countryside and within easy reach of some of the Highland’s most famous sights and landmarks, Highland Lassie is a unique and central base to explore the captivating Highlands.

Home of The Oakwood Restaurant

Both visitors to the Inverness area and locals alike are familiar with the Oakwood Restaurant, which has long been regarded as a “must-visit” stop on the road to Loch Ness. Offering authentic Scottish cuisine in cosy surroundings, the Oakwood Restaurant has built up a reputation over many years for its award-winning locally sourced & sustainable produce alongside a warm, friendly welcome.

In 2020 Oakwood Restaurant relocated onboard Highland Lassie. Dine at the Captain’s table for a unique and unforgettable dining experience, or try our outdoor seating area on the jetty, which presents a spectacular view along the Caledonian Canal.

The History Behind Highland Lassie

Built-in Banga in 1980, Highland Lassie fished in Irish waters and latterly Peterhead, Scotland. Fishing as far afield as the remote Rockall where her previous owners say, “she never had to come in for a storm”. Her catch would have been cod and haddock, destined for your plates.


The only fishing boat in Scotland to be decommissioned and allowed to remain whole, she is a piece of Scottish history. Her distinctive shape and graceful oak frame are a true work of art and a testament to the skill of Dougie and Simon Allan who are not Shipwrites by trade.
As part of her new life as a popular floating hotel, she now welcomes guests from far and wide to relax, dine and explore her new home in the beautiful Highlands.

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