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East Sutherland Canoe club is based in Golspie where we have our club store adjacent to the harbour.

The club is affiliated to the Scottish Canoe Association and the Sutherland Sports Council.

We’re a small group of recreational paddlers based in and around East Sutherland who enjoy all forms of canoeing and kayaking.

Whether you want to start kayaking, improve your skills or just want to enjoy your paddling then ESCC has something to offer.

We aim to cater for paddlers of all abilities by promoting the sport of canoeing within a safe and friendly environment. We welcome new members no matter what their level of experience.

The club has a selection of kayaks and canoes together with a range of accessories and kayak trailers.

The club is active in many areas of canoeing & some of our members can be found out and about on the water around the highlands most weekends of the year.

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Benefits of Membership


The main benefits of joining the East Sutherland Canoe Club are:

  • A safe and friendly environment in which to build your experience.

  • Use of club equipment for training.

  • A sociable group of people to paddle with.

  • General advice from more experienced paddlers.

  • Frequent evening and weekend kayaking trips in the summer & weekends over the winter (due to dark nights).

  • Theory & Practical sessions on Tuesday evenings during the winter.

  • River & Sea kayaking trips with experienced & knowledgeable paddlers, whenever water levels & weather conditions are suitable.

  • Local knowledge of rivers, river levels and suitable touring locations.

  • A chance to develop your skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

  • An opportunity to progress to gaining coaching qualifications.

  • Pool sessions in the winter to improve your skills.

  • The Club Forum - For members only to discuss all things club related:

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