Westside community rowing meeting

Find out more about community rowing
Find out more about community rowing

Proiseact An Eathar hopes to see the return of community coastal rowing to Siabost and the Westside – and invite all to a public meeting to explain and explore the process of building a boat, as well as rowing and running a community club.

Guest speakers at the meeting include Alison Grant, coaching representative with The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association; Andrew Leslie, founding member of Edinburgh’s Rowporty community rowing club; and Murdo MacLeod, a rower who’ll present a short history of boats and rowing in Shawbost.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions to the visiting specialists at the meeting, which takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday, December 5th, at Ionad Na Seann Sgoil in North Shawbost.

And plans will also be unveiled for a fantastic open day event, with visiting boats and experienced rowers, timed for May 2014, on Loch a’Bhaile in Shawbost.

This will be an exciting opportunity for people to taste this new activity and a good excuse to give the visitors a taste of life in the isles, with a good old ceilidh too.

A steering group committee (already partly formed) will be established to develop these ideas. The first steps towards forming a club and building a boat will be discussed.

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