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Macrae & Dick Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head – Results Report

Posted: February 25, 2014

On Saturday 22nd February, a significant entry of over 90 crews took part in the Macrae & Dick Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head in blustery weather conditions on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Much excellent racing was witnessed over the 4.4 kilometre course in an exciting day of competition which included crews from all over Scotland.

Read more: Macrae & Dick Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head – Results Report

Harry Wylie

Posted: June 27, 2014

Scottish Rowing is sad to report the death of Harry Wylie, Honorary Vice-President of Scottish Rowing, on June 7th at the age of 103.  Harry was one of a group of teachers who set up the Glasgow Schools Rowing Association and went on to be President. A full obituary appeared in the Herald on Wednesday 25th June. 

Harry Wylie Obituary

Scottish Rowing Review 2013

Posted: February 20, 2014

It hasn’t exactly been a fantastic start to the rowing season so far as the rain and wind continues to impact training and racing across Scotland and all over the UK. To cheer us up and inspire more fantastic Scottish achievements in the year ahead we’d like to share this review of Scottish Rowing 2013, a shortened version of which will appear in the GB Almanac. Many thanks to all those who contributed.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Review 2013

Vacancies Page

Posted: June 14, 2014

Have you found our new vacancies page yet?  It's the place to go for jobs in rowing in Scotland.

Vacancies Page


Posted: June 10, 2014

Performance Director Sir David Tanner has overseen some changes, announced today, to the GB Rowing Team line-ups which raced at the European Championships nine days ago.

One of these changes is that Lossiemouth’s Heather Stanning will rekindle her Olympic gold-medal winning partnership with Helen Glover, for next week’s world rowing cup in Aiguebelette, France.


Photographs galore!

Posted: June 10, 2014

Snapper Ron has posted pictures from Scottish Championships on the Committee of the Dee website.
Also posted are a backlog of pictures from ;
The North East Regatta in Aberdeen
Strathclyde Park Regatta
ASRA’s training camp in Gent, Belgium
AUBC/RGUBC training camp in Tilburg, Holland (pictures from Colin Wallace)
The Deecrepits (ABC Mixed Vet 8) trip to Tideway 
Phew ....

Guinness World Record attempt

Posted: June 7, 2014

At 10 a.m. on Saturday 7 June 2014 at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Police Scotland attempted to break the World Record for ‘The Largest Rowing class.’

Fit for 14 was introduced to encourage all officers and staff to consider personal fitness or wellbeing goals to have a healthier and more energised workforce. A total of 450 people / groups have set and shared their personal goals.

One of the 450 Fit for 14 aspirations was to seek fitness / health based World Record and the following idea was born….

Read more: Guinness World Record attempt

Swann, Scrimgeour and Walsh bring Gold, Silver and Bronze back from Belgrade

Posted: June 2,  2014

Edinburgh’s Polly Swann renewed her World Championship gold medal winning partnership with Helen Glover at the European Rowing Championships this weekend in Belgrade, and they produced a dominant performance in Sunday’s final to add another gold medal to their trophy cabinet.

Read more: Swann, Scrimgeour and Walsh bring Gold, Silver and Bronze back from Belgrade

Ready, Set, Row

The date has been confirmed for the 19th Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race.

Victors of the 2013 Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race battle, Robert Gordon University, have challenged Aberdeen University to race for the 19th time on Saturday 1st March 2014. Competing for victory, the rival Universities’ will meet on the River Dee at 13.45 for the much anticipated annual sporting event.

Read more: Ready, Set, Row

Scottish Quintet in GB Rowing Team for Belgrade

Posted:  14 May, 2014

The GB Rowing Team have announced the squad that will travel to Belgrade later this month for the European Rowing Championships, and there is a strong Scottish contingent with Alan Sinclair, Sam Scrimgeour, Polly Swann, Imogen Walsh and Victoria Meyer-Laker all selected.

Read more: Scottish Quintet in GB Rowing Team for Belgrade

Water Safety Reminder

Posted: May 13, 2014

Due to incidents at recent regattas it has become apparent that not all clubs are properly adhering to the Water Safety Rules. While umpires try their best to spot any safety problems, it is, ultimately, the crews responsibility to ensure their boat (and crew) are safe to race.

Could coaches and club captains please ensure they have read the Water Safety Rules (http://www.scottish-rowing.org.uk/images/pdf_folder/Oct_2011_-_Water_Safety_Code_Policy.pdf) and pay particular attention to the Point 19, requirements for lifejackets for coxes, Bulky lifejackets are not allowed in front loading boats. If crews try to boat in front loading boats and the cox does not have an appropriate life jacket they will not be allowed to race.

Scottish students shine at BUCS Regatta

Posted: May 10, 2014

Students representing 9 Scottish universities - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde - enjoyed a successful weekend at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, for the largest ever British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta.

Read more: Scottish students shine at BUCS Regatta