The Scottish Canoe Association is the National Governing Body for Canoeing in Scotland. The SCA is also a founding member of British Canoeing.
We are a membership organisation comprising around 3200 individual members including 1,750 qualified coaches.
We have a network of affiliated clubs and approved paddlesport providers throughout Scotland offering a range of canoe disciplines.
What we do
- Represent our members’ interests within Scotland and, through British Canoeing, in the UK
- Support individual and affiliated club development
- Work to protect, improve and promote responsible access to water in Scotland and care of the environment
- Support the achievements of Scottish paddlers at all levels including the sportscotland funded programmes for Olympic disciplines
- Support and improve quality coaching for all forms of canoeing and kayaking
- Provide conferences, exhibitions, events, tours and competitions
- Publish information for members, on our website, in “Scottish Paddler” and in books such as Scottish White Water and the Scottish Touring Guide.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch via our contact page.
How we work
The SCA Board is responsible for high-level planning, governance, and compliance with legislation. SCA Committees deal with specific paddling development and planning and therefore play a key role in the delivery of SCA activities. The Board and Committees are strongly supported by employed staff in areas of Coaching & Development, Performance and Administration. Details of all Board members, Committee members and Staff can be found on the Contact page. Further details of the Committee structure and roles can be seen below.