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Mon 30 January 2017

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Vacancy: Performance Coach (Slalom)

Jointly deployed by SCA and BCC

The Scottish Canoe Association’s Performance Programme in the Olympic discipline of Slalom and Sprint continues to successfully transfer athletes to the British Canoeing Programmes funded by UK Sport.


River Halladale: Fallen Tree

There is a fallen tree located just upstream of the road bridge at the start of the lower gorge completely blocking the grade 3 entrance rapid to the gorge on the river Halladale. At today's level (1.7m - very high) the tree formed a significant strainer. 


SUP Coach Award Live

On the 30th and 31st July, almost 20 Providers attended the SUP Coach Award Orientation at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottinghamshire. This included 3 SCA members, Dave Rossetter, Sam Dean and Jim Gibson. A further 5 SCA tutors will be trained in September and November. 


Loch Arkaig: Site Works

Please note temporary restrictions will be in place from 12 August to 15 November on the White Bridge and resurfacing work is scheduled to take place on the Glen Mallie track between 5 August and 10 November – this is in preparation for the removal of non-native timber as part of essential woodla


Paddle Awards: Guidance for Delivery Videos

Paddle Awards: Guidance for Delivery Videos

Safety Alert: Personal Locator Beacons (PLB's)

The British Canoeing Safety Advisory Panel issues alerts from time to time where they feel specific safety issues need to be communicated to paddlers. The following Safety Alert was issued on 19 July 2019:


Tree across Spey, Aviemore

We have reports of a tree is across the Spey at The Butcher’s Pool. This is about 1k below Old Bridge Inn access point. 



Applying for Performance Support 2019-2020

Applications are now open for Performance Support for the 2019-2020 season. Full details are on the Performance page of the SCA website.

The deadlne for applications is 23rd September 2019


Adventure Show - Pinkston

A huge thank you to all those who contributed to the 2 hour live broadcast of the Adventure Show on BBC Scotland from Pinkston Watersports last Friday.