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News

Beginners to Olympic Champions set for Head of the River Race

Posted: March 23, 2017

Fourteen eights representing Scottish Rowing clubs will take to the Tideway this weekend to compete on the 4 ¼ mile Thames Championships Course from Mortlake to Putney.  Olympic and world champions to complete beginners will be amongst the 363 crews taking part in this historic event which signifies the end of the winter racing season for many athletes.

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Glasgow 2018 - 500 Days to Go

Posted: March 20, 2017

Today marks 500 days to go until Glasgow hosts the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

An 11 day celebration of sport, with 12 venues, 6 sports and around 3,000 athletes – Glasgow 2018 will be a must watch, must attend event which elevates the status of European Champions. Spectators can expect thrilling sporting action throughout the city with Glasgow hosting Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon.

The European Championships will be much more than 11 days of sport, with the sports programme sitting alongside Festival 2018. The vibrant Festival 2018 programme will encompass theatre, dance, music, digital, comedy and visual arts performances, and help showcase the very best of Scottish and Glaswegian culture. Celebrations at landmarks such as George Square and Merchant City will allow everybody to be part of the European Championships.

Register now for Priority Tickets and get access to tickets before they go on general sale. http://www.glasgow2018.com/join-in-form.aspx

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We're Recruiting - Head of Performance Pathway

Posted: March 17, 2017

Scottish Rowing is seeking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the new and exciting role of Head of Performance Pathway, responsible for developing a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Scotland as an integral part of the British system.

Scottish Rowing has established an innovative performance network with successful university based partnerships in place. The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible to the Chief Operating Officer and accountable to the Board of Scottish Rowing. The successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of the performance elements of the Scottish Rowing strategic plan which aims to produce more Scottish athletes competing for the GB Rowing Team at all levels.

The Head of Performance Pathway will be responsible for developing a sustainable structure to ensure Scottish Rowing meets its performance outcomes each Olympiad. Specifically, to produce home based Scottish rowers capable of transitioning through the GB Rowing Team Under 23 Championships and on to the GB senior team.

Full details of this exciting new role can be found on the Vacancies page of our website.

Scottish rowers shine on the Tideway

Posted: March 13, 2017

Scottish rowers shone as the 77th Women’s Head of the River Race, the largest of its kind in the world, took place on Saturday from Mortlake to Putney in London.  Beginners to Olympic medallists featured amongst the 296 women’s eights that took to the start line on the Tideway looking to make waves and set down a marker for the season ahead.

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Scottish rowers set for 77th Women’s Head of the River Race

Posted: March 10, 2017

Following International Women’s Day earlier this week the rowing world demonstrates the strength in depth of the female side of the sport this weekend with over 2,500 women taking to the Tideway for the 77th Women’s Head of the River from Mortlake to Putney.

Scottish Rowing is well represented amongst the 321 eights taking to the start line with 14 crews from clubs and universities having travelled to London from North of the Border.

Read more: Scottish rowers set for 77th Women’s Head of the River Race

EUROPE’S ELITE ROWERS SET FOR GLASGOW 2018 AFTER HOST CITY AGREEMENT WITH WORLD ROWING FEDERATION

Posted: March 9, 2017

European Championships Glasgow 2018 - Media Release

Sports fans can look forward to cheering on Europe’s finest rowers at Strathclyde Loch next year after a Host City Agreement was formally signed between Glasgow 2018 and the World Rowing Federation, FISA.

Great Britain’s Rio 2016 heroes are amongst those likely to take to Scottish waters as part of the first ever European Championships, a new multi-sport format which will take place in partnership between the host cities of Glasgow and Berlin.

Read more: EUROPE’S ELITE ROWERS SET FOR GLASGOW 2018 AFTER HOST CITY AGREEMENT WITH WORLD ROWING FEDERATION

Millennials to Medals

Posted: February 27, 2017

(Reproduced with the permission of British Rowing)

The golden summers of 2012 and 2016 are still etched firmly in the minds of UK rowing and Olympic sports fans.  Who could forget those heady days when GB’s rowers topped the world?

In the sometimes gritty but often rewarding engine rooms of rowing development, though, Rio is already a distant memory and the charge is on to find and continue to nurture the next generation.

Read more: Millennials to Medals

Strathclyde Park Regatta 22nd-23rd April 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017

Statement from Alistair Neill
Chair (Temp) Domestic Regatta Organising Committee

The 2018 European Sports Championships is being hosted by Glasgow and Berlin with the rowing events taking place at Strathclyde Park. Part of the preparatory work for this event involves a full upgrade to the Finishing Tower at the Park. Due to this ongoing work, the tower and all of the systems incorporated in the tower will not available for SPR 2017. This means that we will not have the usual Regatta control system, timing, photo-finish or commentary facilities.

Read more: Strathclyde Park Regatta 22nd-23rd April 2017

Strathclyde Country Park Road Closure - 12th March 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that roads throughout Strathclyde Country Park and the Watersports Centre area will be closed on Sunday 12th March 2017 between 8am and 3pm.

For further information please contact North Lanarkshire Council on 01698 402060.

JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads and Scottish Students Heads

Posted: February 22, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th February, a significant entry of crews from Scottish clubs and universities took part in the JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads in bright and sometimes blustery weather conditions on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Much excellent racing was witnessed over the 4.35 kilometre course in two exciting days of competition.

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GLASGOW 2018 SPORTS PROGRAMME ENSURES SCOTLAND WILL SHINE ON GLOBAL STAGE

Posted: February 8, 2017

The final sports programme for the inaugural 2018 European Championships has today been confirmed, ensuring that the new event generates maximum television coverage for the sports being staged in Glasgow and Scotland.

The European Championships is being held for the first time in 2018 in a unique partnership between Europe’s leading sports federations, the Host Cities of Glasgow and Berlin and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This sporting partnership will create a new event on the world stage elevating the status of European Champions and attracting a potential television audience of up to 1.03 billion across the continent, with a wider audience via digital platforms.

Read more: GLASGOW 2018 SPORTS PROGRAMME ENSURES SCOTLAND WILL SHINE ON GLOBAL STAGE

Scottish Rowing Junior Co-ordinator

Posted: February 1, 2017

Scottish Rowing is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Martin to the voluntary position of Junior Co-Ordinator and he will be responsible for leading the planning and implementation of a Junior Development programme for rowing in Scotland.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Junior Co-ordinator

Request for Tenders for Catering and Bar Facilities 2017

Posted: January 26, 2017

Strathclyde Park Regatta & Scottish Student Rowing Championships – 22 - 23 April
Scottish Rowing Championships – 10 - 11 June

Clubs are invited to tender for running the catering and/or the bar at the above regattas. Over the past few years the standards set by the clubs running these services have been high, and it is expected that these high standards will be met or indeed better by this years providers.

Read more: Request for Tenders for Catering and Bar Facilities 2017

Home International Regatta 2017 - Scotland Rowing Team Selection

Posted: January 23, 2017

Online registration for the Scotland Rowing Team for the Home International Regatta is now open.  The link to the online registration system and the 2017 selection policy are available on the Rowing for Scotland page of the website.