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Due to some works happening at Ballater Bridge on the Dee, there will be a rope stretching across the river just upstream of the bridge. Paddlers will still be able to get down, but please pay attention and keep a look out for the rope.
Whether you are a member, a club member or not connected to the SCA in any way - please give us your views!
The SCA is inviting applications from suitably experienced individuals to be part of the Safeguarding Management Group, there are up to 3 positions available.
With recent media attention on safeguarding in sport sportscotland, Disclosure Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and Children 1st are conducting a survey to identify the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding in sport.
Some weeks ago, paddlers were made aware of a single tree reported as a hazard on the lower section of the Spey below Fochabers. The tree in question blocked a channel on this braided section of the river but was in a less-paddled, side-channel.
The River Feshie below Achlean and before the Gorge section is always braided with lots of trees to watch out for. However currently all of the river is flowing through a wooded channel with multiple strainers which means portaging is mandatory. There is no paddleable line currently.
The SCA is now seeking an extremely capable individual to replace one of our Performance Coach in Sprint to join an existing performance team.
The Scottish Canoe Association values the hard work of those who contribute to Paddlesports in Scotland and as such has a number of established annual awards to recognise individuals' dedication.