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Mon 30 January 2017

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Etive Hydro Schemes Approved

The Highland Council Planning Committee met on Wednesday 20th February to determine the Etive Hydro applications. The Planning Officer had already recommended that the schemes be approved. The outcome of the decision was that all seven schemes were approved. 


River Findhorn: Fence Across the River

Fence across the River Findhorn, on the stretch in Strathdearn, upstream of Tomatin  (NH 752 232).


Opportunities to join British Canoeing Technical Groups

The following Technical Groups have membership opportunities for paddlers to join, helping shape qualifications and awards, advise on discipline developments and support the Head of Coaching and Qualifications.


Consultation on 2019-2020 performance criteria

Feedback and suggestions are sought by 1st March 2019 on the draft version of the criteria document for athlete eligibility for the SCA Performance Progr


River Tay: Tree Hazard

A big tree has fallen on the River Tay between Kenmore and where the River Lyon joins. It is across the main channel river right of the last island before you get to the Lyon.


River Averon: Trees on middle Averon

There are two trees currently down across the middle Averon. The first is approximately 1km down stream of the castle and presents a river wide strainer at high levels, we portaged at 1.3m but have managed to get under the left hand side of the tree at 0.8m.


The UK Agreement signed by the Governing Bodies

British Canoeing, The Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland are delighted to announce that they have recently entered into The UK Agreement, which clearly defines how the organisations will work together in the future.


The Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea

British Canoeing are once again supporting Surfers Against Sewage on The Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea between 6-14 April.   It’s the UK’s biggest beach clean event and this year, mountain cleans are included for the first time, alongside beach, river and city locations.


River Wick: Sewage

Please be aware that there is an “overflow sewage outlet” inside the groyne on river right below the Bridge St bridge on Wick River. SEPA have advised that sewage shouldn’t be released from this outlet unless there has been particularly heavy rainfall.