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Scottish Rowing advises suspension of club based rowing until further notice

Posted: 16 March 2020

Scottish Rowing has reviewed the UK and Scottish Government moratorium on non-essential contact within new enhanced social distancing rules.  We have concluded that rowing falls within this restriction and consequently advise that members refrain from training, competing and socialising within their clubs.

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Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta - Cancelled

Posted: 13 March 2020

In view of recent developments surrounding COVID-19 and the current government guidelines in place, we have taken the decision to cancel the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta which was scheduled to take place on the 25th and 26th of April.

We recognise that the rowing calendar has already experienced significant disruption this year but under the circumstances, we have to consider as a matter of priority the ability to run an event that maintains the wellbeing, health and safety of all our members, staff, coaches, umpires, and volunteers.  Although the event is still 6 weeks away, entries were due to open on Monday 16th March and we have taken an early decision to avoid further uncertainty or financial outlay.

Please also note that the centre will be closed from Wednesday 18 March 2020 @ 5pm please contact us via office@scottish-rowing.org.uk or one of the contacts on the following page http://scottish-rowing.org.uk/index.php/about-us/people

New Spring Regatta Entry System

Scottish Rowing will be using a new system for race entries for the upcoming Spring Regatta.  The system uses a platform developed by Playwaze which has been specifically tailored for Scottish Rowing to be used for rowing events.

The new system will provide a consistent, user-friendly, way to make your entries and provides a number of payment options.

As with the previous entry system, clubs who wish to race at Spring Regatta will need to set up at least one administrator on the new system.  Our aim is to have all admins set up prior to Spring Regatta entries opening on the 16th March and we would like to invite all clubs planning to enter to contact us at entries@scottish-rowing.org.uk.

When you contact us, we will set up your administrator account and offer you an opportunity to book a time for some 1-2-1 training and support.

Scottish Rowing Awards 2018-19 – Nominations Open

Posted: 12 February 2020

We are delighted to announce that nominations for the Scottish Rowing Annual Awards are now being accepted.  The closing date for nominations is midnight on Sunday 1st March.  The Awards will be presented at the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta on 25th and 26th April at Strathclyde Country Park.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Awards 2018-19 – Nominations Open


Posted: 16 December, 2019

The Home International Regatta, the historic annual challenge match between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales is to be transformed after exciting new changes were unanimously approved by its General Management Committee.

The changes announced today, place the prestigious competition, running since 1962, at the cutting edge of international rowing competition and will ensure that it continues to be a valued and relevant team event for rowers from across the Home Nations.


Scottish Rowing Junior 16 Land Camp

Posted: November 6, 2019

Scottish Rowing Junior 16 Land Camp 2019
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December 2019
sportscotland national sports training centre, Inverclyde, Largs

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Jen Thomson receives President's Award

Posted: 17 October, 2019

At the Scottish Rowing Annual General meeting last Sunday, Martin Claxton was delighted to announce Jen Thomson as the recipient of his President’s Award.  This Award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the sport, often behind the scenes.  Jen is someone that many people in Scottish Rowing will not have heard of, but if you have ever put in entries to Scottish Championship or the Spring Regatta for your club, she will be very well known to you indeed.

Read more: Jen Thomson receives President's Award

Erin looks forward to new Club Support role

Posted: 16 October, 2019

Scottish Rowing are delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Wyness as our new Club Support Manager (North).  Erin takes over this role from Andy Barton whose new responsibilities are as Workforce Manager.  Erin started her rowing career at Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association and latterly at Robert Gordon University Boat Club where she served as club President for 4 years.

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Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019

Posted: 10 October, 2019

Entries for the 2019 Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships are now open!

Full event information and entry details are now available at www.scotchamps.org

Two new exciting projects for Scottish Rowing

Scottish Rowing appointed two new members of staff earlier this year; Leanne Mains and Amiee Caitlin Williams. We recently checked in with them regarding the progress of their projects.

Read more: Two new exciting projects for Scottish Rowing

World Championships Sunday report

Posted: 1 September, 2019

With Edinburgh’s Olympic silver medallist Karen Bennett and Glasgow’s Rowan McKellar in the engine room, the British women’s eight finished fifth in Sunday’s last race of the World Rowing Championships in Linz Ottensheim, Austria.

Although the crew was disappointed to finish out of the medals, they did beat Romania to grab the crucial fifth and last Olympic Qualification slot. Ahead of them New Zealand took gold, Australia took silver and the United States won bronze, with Canada in fourth place.

This result means that all seven Scottish Rowing members of the British team – silver medal lightweight single sculler Maddie Arlett from Selkirk, bronze medal coxless four stroke Sholto Carnegie, Edinburgh’s Melissa Wilson in quad sculls, Edinburgh’s Polly Swann in coxless fours, Angus Groom in quad sculls, as well as Bennett and McKellar – successfully played their part in qualifying British boats for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Article by Mike Haggerty.