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Coasting Clear

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is at the forefront of a remarkable boom in rowing numbers
Above The stunning Scottish scenery at Shieldaig.
PHOTOGRAPHY THE ULLAPOOL COASTAL ROWING CLUB

The number of rowing clubs in Scotland has more than doubled in the last five years. This amazing statistic comes from Robbie Wightman, convenor of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, and one of the driving forces behind this expansion, built around a do-it-yourself ethos that also aims to revive local rowing tradition. These clubs eschew modern high-tech shells, with small communities coming together to build their own fixed seat sea-going boat – the St Ayles skiff – from a kit before ever taking to the water.

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