Published: 1st September 2023

2023-24 Season


Hello and welcome to the start of the 2023-24 racing season!

Here at Scottish Rowing, we are very excited about the coming season, with lots of new people, ideas and initiatives in place it is shaping up to be a very exciting year indeed. Over the last year we have had several new team members join us, all bringing high energy and expertise to the table.

Over the course of this season, we would like to bring you quarterly newsletters with updates about all things rowing in Scotland. If you have any updates about upcoming events or anything that’s going on in your club, then send them through to to get featured in the next newsletter.

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Credits: Rebecca Cobb

Upcoming Events


Kicking off the season we have Aberdeen Sprint Regatta happening tomorrow (Sept 2nd), good luck to all those competing!

Next up we have two Beach Sprints events taking place on the same weekend. The HIR Beach Sprints event will take place in Saundersfoot, Wales on the 9th of September. Good luck to Team Scotland! Simultaneously, the Saints Regatta Beach Sprints will be held on the 9th and 10th of September. If you’ve never experienced Beach Sprints we highly recommend you head up to East Sands, St Andrews to check it out.

Heading up to Aberdeen next, to Scotland’s own tideway, on the 28th and 29th of  
October for the Aberdeen Head of the River.

The Clyde 3 Heads will take place on Saturday the 4th of November this year. Let’s hope the river behaves for all of

our athletes.

On the 11th and 12th of November the greatly anticipated Caley Marina Fours and Small Boats Head will take place, with most of the racing community descending upon Inverness for the two-day event.

Following that we will have the finals of the Scottish Rowing Indoor Schools League at an in-person event with the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships on the 24th of November. This year taking place at Fettes College, Edinburgh. Last years Schools League was a great success, and we hope to have the same again.

Then it is back to the river Clyde to round us off for 2023, at the Clydesdale Scullers Head on the 25th of November.



Kit For All Initiative


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One of the barriers faced by many rowers is the price of Kit. The initiative will be simple following the sportscotland Kit for All Campaign, which aims to provide sports kit to those who need it most, including people who live in deprived or low-income areas.

When your club signs-up to be a part of the Kit for All Initiative you will receive a donation box and toolkit to use. People will donate kit that they no longer use into the designated box at the club and then when a new person is joining, or someone needs some kit that cannot afford it, they can take from the donation box.


Sign Up Here


Find out more about Kit For All




Scottish Rowing Annual General Meeting 2023


The Scottish Rowing AGM will take place on the 1st of October 2023.

The AGM is attended by two representatives from each member club and a formal notice of the meeting will be emailed to clubs on the 8th September. 

There are currently two vacancies on the Board, for a Director of Development and a Director of Coaching. Matt Taylor, Scottish Rowing President is also standing for re-election. If you believe you have the relevant experience and want to discuss either of these positions, please get in touch at Nominations for any of these posts should be submitted by clubs to Scottish Rowing by the 8th of September.


Scottish Schools Indoor League 2023

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The Scottish Rowing Schools Indoor League is a multi-round tournament where pupils compete to earn points toward their school. The league runs from September to November and is split into three rounds and a final in-person event.

The dates of the league rounds are below:  
Round 1: 25th September till 6th October  
Round 2: 11th October till 3rd November  
Round 3: 8th November till 17th November

Round four takes place at an in-person event, this years will be hosted at Fettes College in Edinburgh on Friday the 24th of November 2023. Schools submit individual’s scores for each round, with points being awarded to schools for participation and for top performances across the country. The schools with the most points at the end of the four rounds wins.

Schools can enter at any point during the rounds. The closing date for entries to the final in-person event is the 17th of November.

For more information on the Scottish Schools Indoor League

Click Here


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Credits: Holly Jones

Indoor Rowing Tank


The Indoor Rowing Tank at the Scottish Rowing Centre has officially re-opened! After much anticipation, we are very excited to be up and running. 

If you have any queries, or to book your coach induction, please contact

 We also have a Student tank offer running - check your club inboxes or contact Gillian at for more information or to book your sessions!

Please note - this is a time-sensitive offer so be sure not to miss out!


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British Rowing Session Coach Courses



7th – 8th October and 21st October.

West Boathouse, Glasgow Green, Glasgow.

Sign Up Deadline: 
 7th September.


7th – 8th October and 28th October.

Outdoor Education Centre, Lochore Meadows, Fife.

Sign Up Deadline:  
7th September.


Login here to your British Rowing Just Go to book


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Photo of the Month


We know there are plenty of fun and interesting photos that our members capture, whether that’s during events, out on the water or of our animal companions. Starting now we are going to have a Photo of the Month competition.

Each month will have a different theme. A small committee will choose four photos each month to be finalists and then you, our rowing community, will vote on your favourite. The winner of each month will win a Scottish Rowing Visor. At the end of the year the 12 winning photos will be voted on for Photo of the Year, which will be awarded alongside the Scottish Rowing Awards!


This month’s theme is: Best Race Face 


We all know racing comes with some fantastic facial expressions and we want to see them, whether you’re on an erg or on the water we want to see your best race face!

Deadline for submissions: 24th September 2023


Enter your photo here today!