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Subsidised Courses for Club Coaches & Leaders

The SCA is pleased to offer financial support to clubs and their volunteers through a series of centrally organised courses where club coaches and leaders can attend at subsidised rates. 


Ieuan James wins Gold at European Sprint Champs

Scottish teenager Ieuan James has become Junior Sprint European Champion in the K1 200m sprint canoe event, the very first Scottish athlete to win Gold at a European Sprint Champs. 


HELP REQUIRED! – Proposed Hydro Scheme on Allt a’ Chaorainn

Allt a’ Chaorainn & Etive Tribs


River Dee: Rope Hazard at Ballater

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.


SCA Membership Survey - We Need Your Help!

Whether you are a member, a club member or not connected to the SCA in any way - please give us your views!


SCA Safeguarding Management Group - Volunteers Needed

The SCA is inviting applications from suitably experienced individuals to be part of the Safeguarding Management Group, there are up to 3 positions available.


Safeguarding Survey

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. 


River Spey update

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.


River Feshie

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.