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News

Obituary

Posted: 19 May 2020

Scottish Rowing is sad to report the death of Martin Cowie on 4th May in London where he had lived for a number of years. 

Martin learned to row at Nithsdale ARC and represented the Scotland Rowing Team at the 1999 Home International Regatta in the JM2- and JM4-. He went on to attend Heriot Watt University and played a key role in development of the boat club in the early 2000s.

Scottish Rowing Backs UK Anti-Doping's Call for Additional Anti-Doping Education

Posted: 18 May 2020

Olympic silver medallist, Karen Bennett,and Scottish Rowing are supporting UK Anti-Doping’s ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign as part of Clean Sport Week 2020.

The campaign, now in its fourth year, is being supported by a range of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports organisations and UK sports stars, who are taking part in several online activities focusing on anti-doping education throughout the week, 18-24 May 2020. 

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COVID-19 - An update from the Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 11 May 2020

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The latest announcement from the Scottish Government has made it clear that the current lockdown has been extended.  Whilst the latest advice has increased the amount of daily exercise permitted, guidance around the type of exercise and travel restrictions remain unchanged.  Consequently, there is no change to our current advice to all clubs and members of Scottish Rowing that all rowing activity should be suspended.

Read more: COVID-19 - An update from the Chief Operating Officer

Athlete Highlight - Alan Sinclair

Posted: 6 May, 2020

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” - Robert Burns

4 years ago 

After a long, arduous winter of scrutiny - the last winter before the Olympics- I’ve just come 4th with my pairs partner at Olympic trials and pencilled in my name for a seat in the coxless pair at Rio. Little do I know the next 4 months will be the most stressful of my life, all to prove that we are good enough to compete at the Games.

Read more: Athlete Highlight - Alan Sinclair

Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

Posted: 5 May, 2020

Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann will be balancing her GB Rowing Team training with rounds on the ward as she heads back to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. GB rower Polly, who graduated as a doctor from the University of Edinburgh back in July 2019, will be spending the next three months working as an interim foundation year doctor at a hospital near her home in Scotland.

Read more: Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

University of Glasgow Confirm Rowing Appointments

Posted: 21 April, 2020

Following recent appointments, the University of Glasgow Sport is delighted to announce a new coaching team to lead the Glasgow University Boat Club (GUBC) on the next stage of its ambitious journey.

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Robin Williams – Olympic Rowing Coach: Technical Excellence Webinars

Posted: 17 April, 2020

Robin will be presenting two online seminars for Scottish Rowing members centred on better technique but including broader aspects of coaching, performance and how to make your crews successful. These Webinars are perfect for your development as an athlete or coach.

Read more: Robin Williams – Olympic Rowing Coach: Technical Excellence Webinars

The 2018/19 Scottish Rowing Awards

Posted: 15 April 2020

We are delighted to present the winners of the Scottish Rowing Awards for the 2018-19 season.  The annual awards always present adifficult task for both the Shortlisting and Selection Panel, with the 2018/19 season being no exception. With a huge variety of strong nominees in each category,Scottish Rowing were delighted to read about the fantastic commitment and passion within our clubs.Unfortunately, we could not present the Awards this year at the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta, however, we celebrated the successes and achievements of the nominees and winners on our social media channels on Wednesday 6th April 2020 and look forward to presenting the winners with their awards when circumstances allow.  You can read more about the winners and their achievements and see the shortlisted candidates below.

Read more: The 2018/19 Scottish Rowing Awards

Register to receive the new Scottish Rowing eNewsletter

Posted: 9 April, 2020

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Home International Regatta 2020

Posted: 9 April, 2020

HIRlogoIt is with great regret that the General Management Committee of the Home International Regatta have decided that HIR 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

The next Home International Regatta will take place on 24th July 2021 and will be hosted by Wales.

Uppermost in our minds has been the health and safety of all those who come together to make the regatta happen, the athletes, coaches, organisers, officials and spectators as well as our broader responsibility to society's efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life. Although the GMC considered postponing the event until the autumn, this threw up many insurmountable challenges and coupled with the current uncertainty of time scales going forward, meant that this was not an option.

The GMC would like to empathise with the inevitable disappointment of our many supporters, but assure you that we are already planning for HIR 2021 and look forward to launching our new exciting racing format as planned.

Covid-19 Update: Scottish Rowing Championships and Main Season Regattas 2020

Posted: 3 April 2020

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Scottish Rowing Championships scheduled for 5-7 June.  We do not propose to reschedule the Championships this year.  We have taken this decision in the light of the current restrictions that are in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 and the recent indications from the UK and Scottish Governments that these are likely to continue for some time.

Read more: Covid-19 Update: Scottish Rowing Championships and Main Season Regattas 2020

Club Online Activities - Stay Safe While Working Out at Home

Posted: 1 April 2020

Coronavirus might have stopped us going out rowing and training at our clubs but despite that Scottish rowers are working hard to keep in touch and work out while staying in.  With social distancing keeping us at home other than for essential trips, it has never been more important to keep in touch with family and friends and the rowing family is doing just that.

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Scottish Rowing Covid-19 Update (25 March)

Posted: 25 March 2020

In the light of the announcement by the UK Government on 23 March, we would like to remind all clubs of our previous advice issued on 16 March to suspend all club activities .  Clubs should comply fully with government guidelines at all times, to protect themselves, their members and the public during this time and in particular we would like to highlight the new guidance issued by the government requiring the public to stay at home at all times apart for in a limited set of circumstances.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Covid-19 Update (25 March)

Scottish Rowing Update on Covid-19

Updated: 20 March 2020

The wellbeing, health and safety of all our particpants, staff, coaches, umpires and volunteers is a priority for Scottish Rowing.  In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19 we are monitoring the situation to ensure that we are responding quickly and effectively, and in line with the latest Government guidelines and recommendations. This is a unique and evolving situation for the UK.

Further to our statement on Monday 16 March, the Scottish Rowing Centre (“SRC”) is closed to all users.  We have also been informed that although Strathclyde Country Park remains open, the Water Sports Centre and Strathclyde Loch are also closed.

The Scottish Rowing office in the SRC is closed but our staff are now working remotely and can be contacted by email.  Contact details can be found HERE.  As our small team is spread around Scotland, we are well accustomed and well equipped for this way of working and are looking at ways we can support our members in the coming weeks.  We will continue to review and monitor government advice, and provide updates on the impact to our sport.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Update on Covid-19