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Changes to Membership - Consultation

Posted: October 27, 2017

Scottish Rowing is seeking views on a proposed change to the requirements for individual memberships and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

Read more: Changes to Membership - Consultation

UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing - January 2018

Posted: October 20, 2017

We are running the UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rowing in Motherwell on the weekends of the 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th of January 2018. To be sure of a place on this course you must have filled in the application form and returned it to Scottish Rowing by the 1st of December.

Becoming a Level 2 Club Coach is not just about coaching rowing; it’s about inspiring rowers to excel and providing a rewarding experience of the sport.

Maybe you are a former rower or someone who loves to teach. Perhaps you are passionate about rowing and would like to develop the sport further. Either way, you might want to consider doing a UKCC Level 2 Club Coach Certificate in Coaching Rowing.

  • The course cost is £450 including admin per candidate
  • The minimum age of candidates is 18
  • The maximum number of candidates is 12
  • The minimum number of candidates is 6

The course will be run over 2 weekends and consists of 36 hours of face to face tutoring and internal assessments.

Dates: 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th of January 2018
Venue: Scottish Rowing Centre, Motherwell.
Closing Date for Applications: 1st December 2017

For full details on the course including the prerequesites and how to apply please read the full course description on the UKCC Coaching Course page

Rowing Programme Lead (GUBC Head Coach)

Posted: October 5, 2017


A great opportunity for an ambitious and driven coach to help Glasgow University Boat Club to take the next level is now being advertised. To see more details about this full time post and how to apply please see the full advert on our vacancies page.

Umpire Training & Recruitment

Posted: October 4, 2017

Scottish Rowing is about to start recruiting and training more umpires.

Umpires ensure races are run fairly and safely.  They are also responsible for enforcing the rules of racing at events as well as providing objective feedback on the standard of event organisation.  Without good quality umpires, the race calendar could not run.
We would like to hear from people who have some experience of rowing, and who want to contribute to the sport by acting as officials.
To apply, or to find out more about what is involved, please contact the Umpires Commission through Neil MacFarlane sr.racingcontrol@gmail.com by 27th October 2017.

“Amazing to be on the podium” says Horsburgh

Posted: October 3, 2017

Scotland’s Gavin Horsburgh experienced the full spectrum of emotions on the way to winning silver in the men’s quadruple scull final at last week’s World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

Read more: “Amazing to be on the podium” says Horsburgh

Horsburgh claims GB’s first medal in men’s lightweight quad

Posted: September 30, 2017

Scotland’s Gavin Horsburgh led Britain’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull (LM4x) to the team’s first medal of the 2017 World Rowing Championships after winning silver on the opening day of finals in Sarasota-Bradenton.

Read more: Horsburgh claims GB’s first medal in men’s lightweight quad

Fourth place for Wilson on day seven of World Rowing Championships

Posted: October 1, 2017

Scotland’s Melissa Wilson (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Edinburgh) finished fourth in yesterday’s women’s pair (W2-) A final with Holly Hill (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Gossington) on day seven of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.

Hill and Wilson, who are in their first year with the senior squad, came home behind the USA, New Zealand and Denmark, concluding an excellent debut World Championships for the pair.

Elsewhere, the day began with two GB crews in B finals.  Scotland’s Rowan McKellar (Broxbourne RC/Glasgow) won the women’s four (W4-) B final with Caragh McMurtry (Coalporters ARC/Southampton), Rebecca Girling (Molesey BC/Fareham) and Sam Courty (Univ. of Bath/Alnwick).

The win means the four will finish seventh overall in Florida.

Read more: Fourth place for Wilson on day seven of World Rowing Championships

Scottish Rowing Junior Early ID Training Day

Posted: September 28, 2017

Scottish Rowing will be holding a Junior Early ID Training Day at Strathclyde Park on Sunday 15th October as part of the Junior Development Programme for the 2017/18 season, providing an early season opportunity for the leading junior rowers and coxes from across Scotland to get together.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Junior Early ID Training Day