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Office Closing over Christmas

Caledonia House is closed over Christmas and therefore the SCA office will also be closed from 3pm on Friday 23rd December. The office will reopen at 8:30am on Wednesday 4th January. 


River Roy: Fence at Egress

On a recent visit to the River Roy it seems that the usual get off point (below the railway bridge - below Roybridge itself) has had a temporary fence erected (a makeshift fence made from chicken mesh attached with cable ties and string).


Survey: Measuring Water Quantity in Scottish Rivers

Weather uncertainty often results from long-term climate change, and paddlers across Scotland may have experienced this in the form of unusually high (or low!) flowing rivers in recent years.


Safeguarding Advice

In light of recent media attention, we are aware that clubs from across all sports may have increased anxiety about child protection.


Wild Water Racing - GB Team Selection

Full details of selection requirements and race venue details have been posted on the national web site at -


Linlithgow Winter Time Trial #1 - Cancelled :-(

Due to the low temperatures over the last few days, which have got as low as -7C, the canal has a layer of ice approximately 25mm over the majority of the course.  The forecast is for slightly warmer temperatures with light winds which is highly unlikely to thaw the ice.


River Yarrow: Works

23rd November 2016: 400 metres downstream from the normal put in mentioned in the guidebook at Yarrowford, the road bridge there is undergoing extensive renovations.


Prices from 2017

The SCA endeavour to keep costs low for members and as such, many fees have remained the same since 2012. However, there is now a need for small increases on membership and campsite fees, and British Canoeing have also announced increases in the Coaching and Leadership Award Registrations.


Regional Forum 23rd Nov - Change of Venue

Tayside & Fife Regions: 23rd November - Change of Venue - Riverside Church