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Mon 30 January 2017

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Highlands: Handa Island Now Open for Visitors

Handa Island is now open for visitors this year and the birds are starting to arrive and settle down for the breeding season.


R. Spey - Ballindalloch Access Update

Paddlers should note that there is now a new access point at this place, 700m downstream from the traditional place where the road runs alongside the river.


Tay Descent 2016 - Recruiting Volunteers Now

Planning for this year’s Tay Descent on 22nd October has already started and we have got to the stage where we need volunteers - old and new - to indicate their potential availability so the organising co


Scot Squad Smash GB WWR Selection

Following the GB wwr section race at Grandtully, Scottish athletes have secured the most successful levels of representation at top level ever.

The SCA WWR committee are proud to announce the following selections.


River Tay - Stanley Hazard

On the main Stanley concrete weir the  river left  has a large metal spike about a foot long right in the middle sticking up vertically about 8 - 10 inches below the current level.  Paddlers should take extreme care until this can be investigated and removed.


Sprint Success

Two Scots are currently training hard preparing to compete at the GB selection trials in Nottingham on Monday and Tuesday next week.


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.