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Mon 30 January 2017

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SEPA & River Blockages Affecting Canoeing

The following is an extract from a longer e-mail concerning blockages of trees on rivers which make passage by kayakers or canoeists impossible, or very difficult. 


Level 4 Recruitment Programme


British Canoeing are inviting coaches who may be interested joining the Level 4 Coach Programme starting in May 2017, to get in touch!


SCA Recognition Awards 2016

The Scottish Canoe Association values the hard work and dedication of those who contribute to Paddlesports in Scotland.  The SCA has a number of established awards to recognise achievements.


Scottish Schools & Div 3/4 Slalom - Alva

CR Cats organised the annual Scottish Schools and Div 3/4 slalom competition last weekend on their home course in Alva on the River Devon.  The event turned out to be tremendous success both in terms of turnout of competitors and Club results.


SCA Survey - Thanks

[The online survey on the draft SCA 4 year Strategic Plan was open for 4 weeks until 13th July and has now closed. A big thankyou to all who completed the survey and provided their feedback and suggestions.


Discharge of sewage effluent to the River Clyde - Tradeston area

Paddlers please be aware: The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is aware of emergency work being undertaken by Scottish Water to resolve an operational issue within the foul sewer network which is resulting in the discharge of sewage effluent to the River Clyde in the Tradeston area.


WWR Results - Scots in Team GB

Congratulations to Hannah Brown who this weekend was crowned K1 Women's Sprint World Champion at the WWR World Championships in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  


Stanley Weir - Spike Update

Stanley weir, built in the eighteenth century to power Stanley Cotton Mill, was originally constructed of boulders and later augmented with steel pilings and a concrete cap.


Tay Descent 2016 - Entries Now Open

Registration for the Tay Descent 2016 on 22nd October 2016 is now open - discounted earlybird bookings are available until 31st July, so don't miss out.