Scottish Rowing is committed to ensuring that equality is incorporated across all aspects of its operations.

In doing so we must accept that this is about fairness in sport and giving equal access to everyone in society and also giving them the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. It is also important for everyone in Scottish Rowing to be responsible for opposing discriminatory behaviour and promoting equality of opportunity. If all the clubs, athletes and volunteers commit to this policy then it can only strengthen Scottish Rowing and help grow the sport.

Scottish Rowing and its member clubs are subject to the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Act it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of nine protected characteristics.  You can find out more about the main types of discrimination and the nine protected characteristics in this video produced by ACAS.

ACAS Discrimination and Protected Characteristics Video

The Scottish Rowing Equality Policy is a statement of the principles which we will endeavour to apply. Scottish Rowing has achieved Prelininary level of the Equality Standard for Sport. 

Achieving equality is an ongoing process. A review of all Scottish Rowing policies will be undertaken over time to ensure that actual and potential rowers are not treated unfairly.  

There are a number of excellent resources available to download.

Disability in Sport

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Sport

LEAP Sports LGBTI Terminology Guide

Stonewall Guide for LGBT Inclusive Sports

Women in Sport

Race and Sport

Older People and Sport

Religion/belief and Sport

 SAMH Scotland's Mental Health Charter for Sport

Useful Links

Guidance for Clubs and Associations

Equality Standard for Sport

Positive Action in Sport

Equality and Human Rights Commission

LEAP Sports