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Mon 30 January 2017

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Slalom Success

U23 and junior trials for GBR team were held last weekend on the Lee Valley Olympic Course during the Premier Division event.

Following a weekend of a very high level of racing, a total of 7 Scottish athletes have had their selection in GBR Team confirmed!


Stanley Gate

Members have reported concerns recently about the gate being locked at Stanley, R. Tay. We have now managed to gain contact with the landowner and are able to clarify opening times for this year. The gate at Burnmouth will open on May 1st and close on Aug.


New for 2016: Go Canoeing Tours

Over the winter months we carried out a survey to gauge the level of interest in future tours. An article summarising the findings of the survey is in the April edition of Paddler, and we are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Go Canoeing Tour calendar. 


Polo Survey

The SCA Polo Committee wants your views on the current league. Please have a look at this short survey and tell us what you think could improve it for everyone involved the sport.


Ballindalloch - Access Update

David Craig, SCA River Advisor (Spey) has compiled an up to date river guide, and also has given important updates on access at Ballindalloch.


2016 Water Releases

2016 water releases have now been published! The SCA liaises with SEPA and has secured (where possible) alternative times for releases to suit paddlers and events in those areas.


River Dee - Conditions Update

We have received an update for paddlers on the effects of recent floods on River Dee from Susan Cooksley, Dee Catchment Partnership Manager. 


River Blackwater - No Access

River Blackwater - Perthshire


Balmenoch Burn Hydro Proposal

A new hydro scheme is proposed on the Balmenoch Burn that flows into the Earn (from the north) at Comrie. As far as the SCA can ascertain this stream is rarely if ever paddled so will not be raising any objection to the proposed development.