Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 About the SCA

Established in 1939, the Scottish Canoe Association is the recognised governing body of canoeing and kayaking in Scotland.  The SCA works to improve access to waterways, has a comprehensive canoe coaching scheme and uses lottery funding to support Scottish Olympic Medallists – current and future.  We provide our members with an opportunity to have their views represented at local, national and international levels.  The SCA recognises the major contribution made by individual members to the development of our sport within Scotland and throughout the world.  Our membership is represented by an elected Board of Directors, which oversees the five streams of the organisation - Access, Recreation, Coaching, Competition and Clubs.  Within these streams are working committees - Recreational Rivers, Touring, Coaching, Wild Water Racing, Sprint Racing, Marathon, Canoe Polo, Slalom and Surf.  The Scottish Canoe Association is a founding member of the British Canoe Union (also comprising the other home nation associations of Wales, Northern Ireland and England). The SCA is in receipt of investment from sportscotland. The sportscotland Investment Principles document 2011-2015 explains the rational for investment into Scottish Sports Governing Bodies as well as Local Authorities.

We exist to:

  • Actively promote and support all canoeing activity conducted in a responsible manner;
  • Protect existing and to secure improved access to waterways, facilities and finance;
  • Improve the quality and quantity of coaching at all levels;
  • Support aspirations and achievements of Scottish paddlers at domestic, international, world and Olympic level;
  • Encourage take up and participation in all aspects of canoeing;
  • Educate paddlers on care of their environment;
  • Promote individual membership of the SCA as a positive aspect of canoeing in Scotland.
Want to know more?
Contact the office (08.30-15.30, Mon - Fri)
Scottish Canoe Association
Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ
Company registered in Scotland - Number 207488 - registered office as above.

Reference Documents:



SCA AGM 2013



Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Canoe Association (“the Company”) will be held in the Coaching Hall at Bells Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HS on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 10:30am to consider the following business:

1 To approve the minutes from the 2012 AGM.
2 To receive the Company's accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013.
3 To announce Membership Subscription Fees for the year commencing 31 Dec 2013.
4 To announce the election of the successful candidate for the post of President.
5 To announce the election of the successful candidate for the post of Treasurer.
6 To elect a further individual to act as a Director of the Company
7 To announce the appointment as Directors of the Company of the nominees from standing committees.
8 To confirm the re-appointment of Duncan Winning as the Honorary President of the Company.
9 To confirm the re-appointment of Fred Nelson as an Honorary Vice President of the Company.
10 To confirm the re-appointment of Maureen Pennie as an Honorary Vice President of the Company.
11 To confirm the re-appointment of Jamie Earl of Mar & Kellie as an Honorary Vice President of the Company

Role descriptions for Director, President and Treasurer
Board candidates where there is only one nomination and therefore no election
Draft minutes from the 2012 AGM
SCA Accounts FY1213
SCA Annual Report FY1213
All the above links, except the Annual Report, should open a pdf document. The Annual Report link launches an externally hosted application.


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