Posted: 04 December 2023

The Scottish Rowing Schools Indoor League was once again a great success this year. A total of 13 schools took part across the four rounds of the league including the in-person final at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships (SSIC) on the 24th of November. This year we were in Edinburgh for the finals hosted by Fettes College, who were very excited and keen hosts that provided a fantastic space for the event.

The aim of the school’s league is to encourage young people to be active and take part in sport. Indoor rowing is a non-traditional, high-energy sport for pupils to compete in as individuals or as teams. It offers something different which is simple and easily accessible and with the initial three rounds taking place within the individual schools and the final round being at the SSIC, we were excited to see many pupils returning to compete in multiple rounds.


This year we had our very first adaptive competitor who took part in all the rounds and the final in-person event. We would like to encourage more schools that have pupils with disabilities to come along and try their hand at indoor rowing. If you have any questions about how best to set up adaptive rowing, then please contact us.

The Scottish Schools Indoor Championships also featured a surprise appearance from GB Olympian Katherine Douglas - an ex-pupil of Fettes, who represented GB in the women’s 8+ in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.  It was lovely to have her down in some of her GB Kit to speak to the competitors and staff involved. She even took part in our final event of the day, the Teachers Race! The SSIC was a great day with pupils and teachers cheering each other on through some very hard-fought races - the atmosphere was truly electric.


Congratulations to the students at George Watson’s College who topped the League tables with a whopping 343 points and once again took home the Victor Ludorum shield. They were followed by Fettes College in second and George Heriots School in third, for the full school standings please see the table below.

Well Done to all those who took part and a huge thanks goes to Fettes College for assisting in the planning and hosting the final this year.

For full results CLICK HERE

We are always looking to improve the League/Championships and make it as easy as possible for schools to take part. If you have any feedback about either the league as a whole or the Championships, please let us know by emailing