Golspie from the pier

And we're off!

Building of the first Golspie Rowing Club St Ayles Skiff has commenced.  Premises for the build have been found, funding in place for materials and sleeves rolled all the way up!
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Club News

To submit news items please get in touch with Graeme Port: secretary@golspierowingclub.org

We have a home

After a long search and looking into various options, we have not one but two homes!   The first is our official headquarters: The Seafront Centre, Church Street, Golspie.  Many thanks to the Sutherland Outdoor Activities Project for allowing us use of the space.  We intend to use this as our centre for operations, coffee refills and general meeting spot. The second is the location of our boat build operations.  Details will be sent to all members in our... read more

First Skiff Kit Ordered

Have have now ordered the first skiff kit.  It should be with us within 3 months. We have yet to secure premises for the build and have a long road to go before we can put glue to wood. The skiff kit is made by Jordan Boats and contains the templates and guides to build the boat.  You can read more about the St Ayles Skiff on their... read more

Committee visit Helmsdale Rowing Club

The Committee were invited by Helmsdale Rowing Club to see the build of their second St Ayles skiff and get a taste for what we have let ourselves in for. A good time was had by all, the Committee retuned to Golspie to continue the search for appropriate build... read more

Sutherland Sports Council

Sutherland Sports Council is a voluntary body which exists to promote and develop local sporting opportunities. Golspie Rowing Club has applied and been approved membership of the SSC.  This will open avenue of collaboration with other local sporting groups.   An application has been made by Campbell Port on behalf of Golspie Rowing Club for a start-up grant from SSC.  This will assist with the cost associated with starting the Club and related... read more

The objects of Golspie Rowing Club

The objects of Golspie Rowing Club as as follows: Encourage outdoor activities Encourage fitness and exercise Encourage Community Participation Develop woodworking skills Develop boat handling and sea craft skills Engage in boating activities with other coastal... read more

Club Committee Members

We’ve had out first Committee meeting, with the following confirmed as members of the Committee: Chairman: Campbell Port Vice Chairman: Bruce Shelly Treasurer & Secretary: Graeme Port Other Committee Members: Ian Chambers Kenny MacDonald Ronald MacKay Walter MacKay William Sutherland Ross Urquhart Work is ongoing to find sources of funding, with Campbell busily filling out forms.... read more

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