First club trip of 2018

Seven intrepid souls braved the weather, went for a paddle round the island of Vaila on Saturday and enjoyed a half day out on relatively benign (if cold) waters. “Taking a swim” wasn’t a good idea with the temperature in single digits so it was nice when the bit of swell as we rounded Green Head proved to be the most we’d encounter through the day.  Blow holes, arches, cliffs, stunning views of Foula in the distance, Tysties and shags were all enjoyed, but no ceteceans today. Good day out, good company. Thank you to everyone that came along and thanks to Rachel for organizing.

2018 Beginners pool sessions

That’s the form available for the beginners pool sessions available

2018 Membership forms now available

Go to the link at the top of the page for the latest membership form. Don’t forget -  if you’re not a member when we go outdoors in May, you’re not able to join any club trips…

Pool Sessions

Pool sessions for the spring season start on Thursday 15th March at 8pm. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 12th April 2018.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

The new beginners sessions will start on Thursday 19th April for four weeks. If you are a current member and would like to assist us at the beginners sessions let us know.

Agenda for AGM

2018 AGM Agenda

draft Constitution for consideration at AGM

For our continuing affiliation with the SCA we’re needing to amend the current constitution. Attached is a draft which members are asked to consider and adopt at Fridays AGM. Consititution 2018 draft

AGM – Friday 2nd February

AGM Friday 2 nd February, will be held in Islesburgh community centre at 7pm.

Nominations for all office bearers including chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer,training coordinator, equipment officer (vacant at present), trips coordinator, child protection officer, ordinary committee members and any other posts – names to Craig Lobban please at( Nominations can also be made on the day.

As well as these bits we’ve got to do, we are also looking for ideas from yourselves about what you want to do this year and how you want things done. Let Craig know if there’s anything you specifically want to bring up, or just bring it on the day. A good turnout is requested.

Thank you

Christmas Meal and farewell to Gerald

We’re having a combined Christmas meal and a get together to bid farewell to Gerald as he’s leaving Shetland. It’s going to be at the Gurkha Kitchen on 9th December, contact Janet Laing at if you’re interested.

Symposium Coaches update

We’re delighted to announce that our great lineup of  symposium coaches of Kim Bull, Kate Duffus, Pat Murray, Bonnie Perry, Mike McClure, Catriona Nicol and Angus Nicol are going to be joined by Andrew Barras and Matt Haydock! Happy days.

Don’t forget – If you want to be added to the waiting list, email

Symposium update

We’ll, it’s one week after opening and we’re fully booked! Please email to be added to the waiting list