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Board of Directors

Chair Eddie Palmer
General Secretary Steve Roebuck
Finance Director Kelso Riddell
Director Jacqui Stone
Director Steve Linksted
07710 415539
President David Simpson
Recreation Director Willie McLeod
Competition Director Brian Chapman


The SCA is a volunteer led organisation. It employs staff as follows:

Chief Executive Stuart Smith
0131 317 7314
Administrator Margaret Winter
0131 317 7314

Events and Communications Officer


Mikaela West
0131 317 7314 / 07825 758023

Head of Coaching & Development

Lead Child Safeguarding Officer 

Andy Murray
01324 832871
Regional Development Manager

Roger Holmes
07826 334698

Head of Performance & Pathways Remi Gaspard
07827 292701
Performance Coach - Sprint

Martin Chorvath
07584 192548

Performance Coach - Slalom Lukas Giertl
07789 726668
Performance Coach - Sprint

Richard Forbes
07798 741259


Coaching Committee
Polo Committee
Recreation Committee
Slalom Committee
Sprint Committee
Surf Committee
Marathon Committee
WWR Committee
Access & Policy Committee

Access Advisors




Callum Anderson

Averon, Blackwater and Carron (Ross-shire)

Bernie McGee
01349 861239 (H)
01349 869860 (W)

Avon (Lanarkshire), Ayr, Clyde, Kelvin, Mousewater, White Cart

Robin Cole
0141 357 0030


Dave Bleazard
01631 566617

Blackwater Mary Conacher 

Braan (Perthshire)

Mark French

Caithness Rivers, Helmsdale, Turso etc

Colin Matheson
07876 781495
01955 605666

Caledonian Canal (Lochaber)

Donald MacPherson
07808 071810

Coe, Leven


Connon, Meig (Ross-shire)

Mike Dunthorne
07793 844211


Matt Brooks

Dee (Aberdeenshire)

Jonathan Kitching
01339 885342


Lyle Smith
07974 431153 

Doon (Ayrshire)

Martin Wishart
07513 048709

Mary Conacher



Falloch, Kinglas Water

Neil Farmer
07766 331969

Falls of Lora (plus adjacent coast)

Tony Hammock
01631 710173

Feshie, Dulnain

John Mason
01479 420123

Findhorn, Avon, Divie

Jim Gibson
01340 831455

Garry (Inverness-shire)

Mike Dales
01738 500809



Inver, Shin, Oykel

John Ross
01408 621106

Leny, Teith, Allan, Earn, Orchy, Earn tributaries and Balquhidder rivers

Dave Rossetter
07769 677824

Loch Awe

Rhod Watt
07776 161653

Loch Maree

Andrew Johnston
01445 712761 (H)

Loch Lomond

Grant Dolier
07979 625573

Lochy, Loy

Chris Russell
07585 776581

Lyon (Perthshire)

Stuart Wagstaff

Minnoch, Nith

William Muir
07966 240501


Matthew Hilton


Donald MacPherson
07808 071810


Dave Biggin
07878 020085

Roy & Moriston



Chris Dickinson
01320 340322


Dave Craig
01540 673826

South Esk (Angus)

Eddie Palmer
01307 820718


Richard Rogers
01738 552473

Tay (Stanley)

Kevin McHugh
07831 469380

Tweed (Upper)

Jim McPherson
01750 23662

Loch Maree & Poolewe

Andrew Johnston
01445 712761


Bob Baird

07596 150932



Regional Officers

Each region has it's own Regional Officer, who's purpose is to:

  • Support the delivery of SCA strategy within the region
  • Act as a regional contact for SCA members, affiliated clubs and centres linking them to SCA volunteers, committees and staff as appropriate
  • Support SCA coaching and development work in the region
  • Represent the SCA Coaching Service within the region
  • Be a regional ambassador for SCA and British Canoeing

If you have any related questions, feel free to contact your Regional Officer and/or join the regional facebook groups. 



Regional Facebook Group

RO Borders Bob Baird
SCA Borders Support Group
RO Central Steve Linksted
07710 415539
SCA Central, Fife & Tayside Support Group
RO Fife Mike Spencer
SCA Central, Fife & Tayside Support Group
RO Tayside Kevin Knox
07713 165947
SCA Central, Fife & Tayside Support Group
RO Grampian and Shetland Lyle Smith
07974 431153
SCA Grampian & Shetland Support Group
RO Highlands and Islands

Chris Wilson & Kate Duffus

SCA Highlands & Islands Support Group
RO Lothians

Laura Bennitt

SCA Lothians Support Group
RO South West Calum McNicol
SCA West & South West Support Group
RO West Grant Dolier
07979 625573
SCA West & South West Support Group

Regional Areas are defined as:

Grampian and Shetland: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Shetland, Moray
Central: Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannan
Tayside: Perth & Kinross, Dundee, Angus
West: East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow
South West: Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, Inverclyde, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfewshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire
Lothians: West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh