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Scottish Women go down a storm at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Posted: March 8, 2016

15 Scottish crews from 7 clubs raced on the Tideway in London last Saturday, in weather that can only have made them feel more at home. The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race saw 2,880 rowers in 320 crews battling along the same 7km stretch between Mortlake and Putney. This is now the largest women’s rowing race in the world and the only race in the UK where novices can compete in the same race as Olympic champions.

Read more: Scottish Women go down a storm at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Volunteers needed

Posted: March 8, 2016

Scottish Rowing is looking for Volunteers to help with a variety of jobs at this years Strathclyde Park Regatta in April and the Scottish Championships in June. Both regattas are held at Strathclyde Park. Motherwell. Job descriptions and details on how to apply are available on our Vacancies Page.

If you would like to apply for a voluntary position but you intend to row in the regatta please still apply but let us know you will also be racing and we will schedule you around your racing, if you are coming to the regattas to supoort someone then we would love to welcome you as part of the team that delivers these great events.

Many roles are available and we need multiple people for each role so please consider helping us make these events even more successful.

Aberdeen Eights HOR - 26th March 2016

Posted: March 7, 2016

The Committee of the Dee are delighted to announce that details of the Aberdeen HOR on 26th March are now posted on their website.  http://cofd.co.uk    With so many other events cancelled due to weather or river closures, this is an ideal opportunity to test your long-distance performance against other crews.  Entries close at 10pm on Sunday 20th March.

Clubs - Project Rio is here to help you

Posted: March 2, 2016 

Scottish Rowing is pleased to launch Project Rio. Project Rio is a series of resources and initiatives that have been developed to help clubs to cope with the additional demand that will be created in this Olympic year.

Details of the available resources and the three key elements are available in the Project Rio section under the Rio2016 menu on our website. We would encourage all clubs to make the most of this great opportunity to encourage new members and get more people rowing.


Project Rio is funded by Awards for All and delivered to clubs by Scottish Rowing.

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Results Report - JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head and Scottish Students Head

Posted: March 1, 2016

On Saturday 27th February, a significant entry of crews from Scottish clubs and universities took part in the JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head in sunny but cold weather conditions on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Much excellent racing was witnessed over the 4.4 kilometre course in an exciting day of competition which included some crews from south of the border.

Read more: Results Report - JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head and Scottish Students Head

A tale of two Bostons for University of Edinburgh rower Hart-Winks

Posted: February 24, 2016

A former Highland dancing world champion is working her way up a similar ladder of achievement in rowing.

University of Edinburgh scholar, Robyn Hart-Winks, this month won her GB senior selection trial in Boston, Lincolnshire.  This weekend she competes in Boston, USA, at the World Indoor Rowing Championships.

Read more: A tale of two Bostons for University of Edinburgh rower Hart-Winks

Clydesdale Head - Cancelled

Posted: February 18, 2016

Unfortunately due to the unsafe bridge the Clydesdale Head, due to take place on 12th March 2016, has now been confirmed as cancelled. As soon as we have any more information about when the river will reopen we will provide an update.

Scottish Schools Regional Indoor Championships

Posted: February 9, 2016

The Scottish Schools Regional Indoor Championships will be taking place simultaneously in three cities across Scotland on the 18th of March.

West Regional Champs – Glasgow (Venue to be decided)
East Regional Champs – Edinburgh (Venue: Edinburgh University Pleasance Gym)
North Regional Champs + Rowing Taster Session – Aberdeen (Venue: Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association Boat House)


Read more: Scottish Schools Regional Indoor Championships

Para- Rowing Development Day goes down a storm!

Posted: February 3, 2016

Despite the gruelling and stormy weather Scottish Rowing were joined by coaches, volunteers and athletes from a number of rowing, coastal and para-sport clubs for an exciting and thought provoking day on the development of para-rowing in Scotland.

Read more: Para- Rowing Development Day goes down a storm!

Polmadie Bridge update

Posted: January 28, 2016

We have received the following update from Glasgow Council on the situation with Polmadie Bridge.

"For your information the demolition works at Polmadie Footbridge are at present programmed to be completed in April 2016. The temporary works, to ensure the bridge is removed safely, are programmed to finish in the next few weeks and the demolition works will follow.

The demolition sequence will start on the Southern span and will continue in order to the Northern spans. Access to the river users up/down river may be possible after the Southern river span has been demolished (expected around the beginning of March) but not before"

We will publish any further updates when we receive them.

Capsize & Recovery course

Posted: January 25, 2016

If you are interested in undertaking one of our UKCC Level 2 Rowing Coaching courses in 2016 you need to complete the Capsize and Recovery Training course. We will be running a series of these over the course of the year.

Who is it for?
Pre-requisite workshops for those wishing to attend a UKCC Level 2 Coaching in Rowing
Qualified UKCC Level 2 and above coaches to revisit this training
Cost: £26

Saturday 19th March – Western Baths (Glasgow)
Saturday 16th July – Pinkston Watersports Centre (Glasgow)
Saturday 26th November – Western Baths (Glasgow)

To book onto any of these dates please email: mark.senter@scottish-rowing.org.uk or telephone 01698 250206.

Para-Rowing Development Day

Posted: January 21, 2016

Para sport is high on the sporting agenda across the UK, and Scottish Rowing wants to be at the forefront of these exciting and inspirational developments.

Para rowing has the ability to change a person's life. It can be an aid to recovery, it can help  in the management of illness and disabilities and it can give people a very important competitive outlet, and a new lease on life.

Scottish Rowing has already begun to build a base on which we can continue to grow para rowing, and now we need you.

We want to educate rowers, coaches, umpires, and volunteers on what it means to be a para rower and how to support them.

Read more: Para-Rowing Development Day

Revised 2016 Event Calendar

Posted: January 19, 2016

A revised 2016 racing calendar is now available on the website. The Aberdeen 8s Head has moved from Saturday 20 February to Saturday 26 March. The Clyde 3 Heads event, cancelled due to bad conditions in October 2015, has been rescheduled to Saturday 20 February. Nithsdale Regatta will now be held on Saturday 30 April.

Revised 2016 event calendar.