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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.


Scottish Rowing Operating Practices

Posted: December 16, 2016

The Scottish Rowing Operating Practices have been updated and approved by the Board on 8th November 2016.

The key changes are in relation to Subsidiary Clubs and these are outlined in Appendix 2.

The new version of the Operating Practices is now available on this website.


Scottish Rowing Rules of Racing - Heel Restraints

Posted: December 15, 2016

The Rules of Racing have been changed to specify that heel restraints must ensure that each shoe is independently restrained and that the restraints should not allow the heel to lift more than 7 cm. This brings Scotland into line with the position adopted by FISA some years ago and by British Rowing earlier this year. The new rule comes into effect on 1 January 2017.

At the same time, the Rules have been updated to replace 'Veteran' with 'Master'

A revised version of the Rules of Racing is available on this website.

The Water Safety Code is also being revised to make sure that the heel restraint requirements are consistent.


Posted: November 23, 2016

In sunny, calm, cold weather conditions, over 400 crews from all over Scotland took part in the Hawco Inverness Fours/Quads and Small Boats Heads on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th November on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness over a course of approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.



Posted: November 9, 2016

A strong Scottish contingent joined rowers from across the country who descended on Boston in Lincolnshire at the weekend for the first GB Rowing Team winter assessment of the 2016-17 season.

Following a 2km ergometer test at the Princess Royal Sports Arena on Saturday the Senior and Under 23 athletes set out the following day onto the River Witham in single sculls and coxless pairs to race the 5km time-trial course and put down an early season marker to the watching Chief Coaches.


Heritage Lottery support keeps hopes afloat for Glasgow Green Boathouse

Posted: 24 October, 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund today announced its support for the redevelopment of the Category B listed West Boathouse on Glasgow Green, with a First Round Pass for a Heritage Grant of £1.212m including development funding of £121,900 for Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to develop their proposals further.

Read more: Heritage Lottery support keeps hopes afloat for Glasgow Green Boathouse

Scottish Schools Heads 2016

Posted: October 12, 2016

The Scottish Schools Head of the River races took place on the 1st and 2nd of October. The winners of the major trophies were:

Schools’ Head Trophies

The Peter Grieve Memorial School Team Trophy
Awarded Jointly to George Heriot’s School and The Glasgow Academy

The St Mungo Cup for the fastest Schoolboys’ crew
George Watson's College

The Bob Neill Quaich for the fastest Schoolgirls’ crew
George Heriot's School

Junior Head Trophies
The Scottish Junior (Club) Team Trophy, donated by Bryan Steel
Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association

Sculling Head Trophies
The Harry Wylie Memorial School Team Trophy
George Watson’s College

Scottish Junior Club Team Cup for the SSRC Scullers Head of the River Races, donated by Bryan Steel
Glasgow Schools Rowing Club

Full results are available on our Results page.

#WSW16: Clare fulfilled by rowing’s end of the rainbow

Posted: October 8, 2016

If identifying one person in Scottish rowing – during Women's Sport Week - who best symbolises what is good about the sport is an impossible task, then Castle Semple’s Clare Rainbow is a serious contender.

As a competitor, Clare has won Scottish, English and British Indoor Championships in the last 12 months.  

Yet surprisingly the 52 year old from the Bridge of Weir does not have an extensive sports background - indeed until recently she never even owned a pair of trainers.

Read more: #WSW16: Clare fulfilled by rowing’s end of the rainbow

Scottish Rowing AGM 2016

Posted: October 4, 2016

The Scottish Rowing Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 16th October at 1.30pm in the Calder Room at the Watersports Centre, Strathclyde Country Park.

Read more: Scottish Rowing AGM 2016

Rio Regatta 24th September - Cancelled

Posted: September 24 2016

In view of the high winds forecast for tomorrow, we have assessed the situation and decided to cancel tomorrow’s Rio Regatta at Strathclyde Park in the interests of the safety and well-being of the participants.

It is with regret that we have made this decision but do not feel it is sensible or appropriate to expose beginners or inexperienced participants to the potential risk of difficult water conditions.

We are looking at options for a future event aimed at new entrants to the sport.

Scottish Rowing would like to thank all the clubs, volunteers and other partners who have supported the event.


Meet the rower who wants to be the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic

Posted: September 23, 2016

One of the most inspiring people you are likely to meet this year is soon-to-be Atlantic rower Elaine Hopley who will be our guest at this weekend’s Rio Regatta in Strathclyde Park.

Passionate about adventure sports and “pushing body and mind to the limits”, the 43 year old from Dunblane is preparing hard for her biggest sporting challenge yet – the 3000 miles Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.

Read more: Meet the rower who wants to be the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic

Crichton University Campus Boat Club Naming Ceremony

Posted: September 13, 2016

The Crichton University Campus Boat Club (CUCBC) is inviting all members of the public – staff and students, or otherwise – to join them in the celebration of their brand new rowing boat on Monday the 19th September. Since the establishment of the University Boat Club in 2012, it has grown from strength to strength with the help of local rowing club, Nithsdale Amateur RC. This year, however, marks an important milestone for CUCBC as the club succeeded in securing enough funding from the Crichton Foundation, the Holywood Trust, and the Awards for All program from Sports Scotland to buy its very own high-quality racing boat and new Club Performance blades.

The boat will be christened by Professor David Clark, former Director of the University of Glasgow - Crichton Campus and long-term supporter of the University Club. The ceremony will take place at 5PM on Monday the 19th September at the NARC boathouse on Greensands, Dumfries.

Scottish Rowing representatives will also be present at the ceremony, along with members of the Dumfries community and members of the two respective rowing clubs.

Some light refreshments and cakes will also be provided to raise funds for the club.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please do get in touch by emailing us at cucbc@live.com or by visiting our website at www.cucboatclub.weebly.com and our Facebook/Twitter pages (@CUCBC).

Strathclyde Country Park Water & Access Restrictions - 3rd & 4th September 2016

Posted: September 2, 2016

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that due to The British Triathlon U20's Festival taking place, the loch at Strathclyde Country Park will be closed to rowing and there will be limited traffic access to the park on 3rd and 4th September 2016. 

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

Clydesdale ARC Corporate Regatta 2016

Posted: September 1, 2016

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club’s 14th Corporate Regatta saw companies from Glasgow and the surrounding area to take part in their annual Corporate Regatta last weekend, and included a visit from one of Scotland’s medal winning Olympians.

Read more: Clydesdale ARC Corporate Regatta 2016