Saturday, 19 September 2015


Hey champs, we hope you have all had a good week and those of you who joined us at Pinkston and in the pub had a cracking time! We certainly did!!

If you didn't catch us fear not- we have have 2 pool sessions this week- we would love it if you could make it to one of them. We are expecting it to be quite busy so please just one. ☺
All you need to bring for the pool sessions is swimming stuff, some people like to wear shorts and a rash vest/ t-shirt as well, its up to you. 

Wednesday 23rd extra Pool session. 2-4pm  Royal College Pool. Meet us at the pool at 2pm or at the store at quarter to.  

Thursday 24th Pool session.  meet 6.15pm at the canoe store to help us with boats or just come to the Royal College Pool at 6.30pm. We'll then head straight to the pub!

Thursday 24th Social.
From 8pm onward we will head to bar home to eat free food, drink and chat nonsense to each other in equally good measures. We will head out somewhere after so join us for that!! More details of the night out to follow on facebook
If you can't make the pool either day still feel free to come join us at the pub. 
No excuses for not coming-  we have even made you a map. 

Freshers Weekend Trip. 
On the weekend of the 3rd/4th October we will head away with a bunch of you to do some sweet rivers and get to know each other and have a beer or 20. Always a great weekend and fantastic opportunity to try kayaking properly and meet heaps of good folk. There's rumors of great munch being cooked on the Saturday night for you all as well. Totally beginner friendly- all we ask is that you've come along to at least one (but preferably two) pool session(s) first, sounds good? 

Sign up will open on Friday 25th in the Sports Union on level 7 of the union - Be quick cause it'll sell out fast! We will also need you to have bought a Sports Union Membership and have filled out our medical form, more details will be on the facebook page soon. Cost will be £20. This includes your accommodation (we will be staying in Crianlarich Village Hall), transport, all your equipment and that ever so tasty meal on Saturday night we mentioned. What a bargain. For more info send us a message on facebook or catch us at the Pool/Pub! 

Add us on all the social media stuff
Instagram - @strathcanoe 
Snapchat- strathcanoe 

Over and out- Your loving Committee xoxox

Kirsty Bruce
Kenny Clark
Trip Sec
Duncan Raitt
Stephanie Warne
Lewis Russell
Comp Sec
Ross Costello
Safety & Coaching
Tom Buckley
Kit Sec
Tom King
Freshers Rep
Rachel Oliphant

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Hey guys, just a wee update of our plans for the first few weeks! 

Freshers fair- 

16th September- we will be in attendance with a stall , some questionable tunes, banter and information on the club.

Come and try it!!!!   -

 Thursday 17th,  A chance to come and give kayaking a bash with us for free up at Pinkston water sports!

Pool sessions -         

 Thursdays meet at the store at 6.15- Chance for some practice in the pool and to get acquainted with ze boats. Followed by a cheeky wee pub session at bar home with free food from 8 and cheap pints as per standard.

Freshers weekend trip - 

We take all the freshers we can up  North for a cracking couple of days boating and getting to know us. Will fill up very fast so watch here for signup news !!

A wee video of this trip from a couple years back -Freshers video

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

FRESHERZ and new members. 
We are exceptionally open to new members im sure you will be overjoyed to know. 
The deetz : 
I'm a beginner, can I still join?
Yes of course! Whether you are an experienced boater or have never even sat in a boat in your life, we have got something for you. University is a great place start and develop your skills and the more experienced members of the club will always be on hand to help you. Kayaking is a fantastic sport to try and a great excuse to get out and see some beautiful parts of Scotland!  
How much does it cost to join?
To join you must have purchased a Sports Union membership. You'll only need one for however many sports clubs you choose to join. We don't have an additional membership fee. 
The pool is free with a gym membership otherwise only £1.80. Day trips usually cost between £7 and £10. A weekend trip typically costs £20-£25 and this includes transport, accommodation and an evening meal on the Saturday. What a bargain! 
What do I need to wear? Can I borrow kit?
For the pool sessions you only need your normal swimming stuff and a towel. We will bring down some boats and paddles for you to use. 
For trips you will also need to bring a pair of old shoes and lots of warm non cotton layers. (Scotland is cold!) If you have a wetsuit or any other kit bring that along too! We have boats, paddles and all the other equipment you'll need to get started.
When do you meet?
We have weekly pool sessions which are a great chance to have a go in a warm pool, and learn and perfect skills. After the pool session we have a social which usually takes place at Bar HOME. 
We also have sessions at Pinkston and training on the canal, look out for times on our Facebook group.
Is there somewhere I can store my kayak(s)?
You can store kayaks and any equipment in our canoe store. This is located on campus. To organise this just get in touch with our Kit Secretary.