Scottish Canoe Association
South Gyle, Edinburgh,
Established in 1939, the Scottish Canoe Association is the recognised governing body of canoe sport and recreation in Scotland. We provide our members with an opportunity to have their views represented at both 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 Management, who oversee the four streams of the organisation - Access, Recreation, Coaching and Competition. Within these streams are working committees - Recreational Rivers, Touring, White Water Racing, Sprint Racing, Marathon, Canoe Sailing, Canoe Polo, Slalom and Surf. The Scottish Canoe Association is a founding member of the British Canoe Union (also comprising CANI, ECA and WCA).
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.
Note; Under the BCU/SCA Federal Agreement, only individuals with postal addresses in Scotland (or that are resident out with the United Kingdom) are entitled to join this Association along with an interest in and agree with why the Association exists.