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Scottish Rowing interview with U23 world champion Miles Beeson

Posted: 28 July 2021

At the recent World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Račice, Czech Republic, Aberdeen’s Miles Beeson won a gold medal as part of the Great Britain’s men’s eight.

The 20-year-old, formerly of ASRA and who now studies at Yale University in the USA, was competing at his third age-group world championships after a silver medal in 2019 (JM4-) and a 7th place finish in 2018 (with fellow Aberdonian Robert Powell in the JM2-).

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The Scot spoke exclusively to Scottish Rowing about his experience at these championships and his plans for the future.

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Tokyo 2020 Preview

Posted:  22 July 2021

Team GB’s rowers take to the water at the Sea Forest Waterway on Friday morning (local time) for the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta and everyone at Scottish Rowing is looking forward to getting behind the team.

A record eight Scottish rowers will represent Team GB at these Olympics as part of a 41-strong British team.  The GB team will be looking to build upon best-ever performances at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 where Scottish rowers including Heather Stanning, Katherine Grainger, Karen Bennett and Polly Swann took their place on the podium.

Read more: Tokyo 2020 Preview

British Rowing Offshore & Beach Sprints Championships 2021

Posted: 23 July 2021

The University of St Andrews Boat Club (UStABC) took part in their first ever coastal competition at the weekend.  They sent us this report of their experiences from the British Rowing Offshore and Beach Sprints Championships in Exmouth.

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Global Pride Month 2021 - Sam Winton

Posted: 17 June, 2021

For Global Pride Month 2021 we introduce you to Scottish Rowing Board Member, athlete at St Andrews University BC and founder of Here for Sport, Sam Winton.

Sam took up rowing in 2018 at the University of St Andrews, before becoming the Development Officer in 2020. He has now joined the Executive Committee as the Volunteering and Engagement Officer for Saints Sport. Prior to arriving at St Andrews, he had been heavily involved in outreach programs across the West Midlands, working in a variety of schools. He used this experience to restart the Boat Club’s community engagement project around Loch Ore, working with Scottish Rowing to increase participation within the virtual school's league.

In 2019 he founded Here For Sport, a social enterprise which works with under-represented communities and groups to address barriers to participation within sport. He aims to make all sport more inclusive and diverse.

We asked Sam a few questions about rowing and what this Global Pride Month means to him.

Read more: Global Pride Month 2021 - Sam Winton

Junior Summer Regatta - Successful return to competition

Posted: 16 June, 2021

It had been a long 615 days since the last ‘on-the-water' rowing competition had taken place at Strathclyde Park so, with a lot of excitement, 210 rowers from 12 clubs around Scotland pulled on their lycra one-pieces and turned up to compete at the 2021 Junior Summer Regatta on Saturday the 5th of June. It wasn’t just fun for the competitors – coaches, umpires and volunteers had all been looking forward to the return to rowing.

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Competition is Back!

Posted: 11 June, 2021

Following Scottish Rowing’s successful Junior Summer Regatta on 5th June – we are excited to announce more competition opportunities for your rowing calendar!

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Record Nine Rowers Selected for Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Posted: 9 June 2021

The British Olympic Association has today announced a 45-strong rowing team, including a record nine Scottish athletes, to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Six of the nine Scottish rowers will be competing at their first Olympics whilst the team also features three returning Olympians including Rio silver medallists Karen Bennett and Polly Swann.

Read more: Record Nine Rowers Selected for Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Scottish Rowing Performance Programme: Rowing in a Pandemic 

Posted: 14 May 2021

Whilst Scotland’s leading rowers on the GB Rowing Team prepare for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this summer, closer to home the next generation of talented athletes have been training hard towards their own long-term goals as part of the Scottish Rowing Performance Programme.

Since October, the twelve athletes who make up this season’s Scottish Rowing Performance Programme contingent have been training in person, as per Scottish Government rules allowing for the continuation of performance and professional sport.  Under this special dispensation, the athletes have been able to travel to and from training and have had access to indoor and outdoor facilities at approved venues.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Performance Programme: Rowing in a Pandemic 

Scottish Rowing Cause of the Month

Posted: 6 May 2021

Over the last 14 months during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our clubs have pulled together as a community like never before, overcoming obstacles,hurdles and setbacks time after time.In spite of their own challenges, many clubs have still recognised the challenges faced by people out with their own membership and taken action.

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Obituary - Annelise Rennie

Posted May 4 2021

Members and friends of Clyde Amateur Rowing Club are saddened to learn that former member Annelise Grimason (nee Rennie) has sadly passed away. 

Annelise, who was 50, had been diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago and suffered a decline in the last year.  She was a pupil at Hutcheson’s Academy in Glasgow, and, with her pairs partner Catriona Maccallum, represented GB at the Junior World Championships in Cologne in 1987, making them the first female Scottish Rowing crew to achieve full GB selection.   They won the B final to come 7th. East Germany won the A final.

Read more: Obituary - Annelise Rennie

2019/2020 Scottish Rowing Award Winners

Posted: 9 April 2021

The 2019/20 Scottish Rowing Awards took place on our social media channels last week with six awards being presented virtually across the week.

Read more: 2019/2020 Scottish Rowing Award Winners


Posted: 8 April 2021

Scottish Rowing and the Regatta Organising Committee are pleased to announce the intention to run an event for junior rowers at Strathclyde Park on the weekend of 5th/6th June 2021.

With Covid restrictions allowing for an earlier return to the water for junior crews, and in recognition of the short window that junior rowers have to compete within their junior age group, Scottish Rowing and the Regatta Organising Committee are working on plans for a fun, inclusive event for J14 to J18 rowers.