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Scottish Rowing is the governing body for rowing in Scotland and is a company limited by guarantee. 

Its operation is governed by the Companies Act of 2006 and by its Memorandum and Articles of Association and its Operating Practices Document.  It is responsible for the development of rowing in Scotland, both indoor and on the water. 

There are 29 affiliated clubs with an estimated total membership of around 2,500.

Scottish Rowing represents rowing’s interests with British Rowing, sportscotland, government and non-governmental organisations.  As the governing body, Scottish Rowing also:

  • Provides racing licences to allow participants to compete in events
  • Runs the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta, the Scottish Rowing Championships and the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships.
  • Helps clubs develop and grow their membership
  • Provide access to coach education and volunteer training
  • Supports young performance athletes on the GB pathway through partnerships with sportscotland and the Scottish Institute for Sport.

Our vision is to support and empower people to enjoy rowing and achieve their full potential.  For more details on how we aim to achieve this, our strategic plan for the four years from 2017-2021 is available to download.