Rowing for All since 1846

The only open rowing club in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

Welcome to St Andrew Boat Club


We are a vibrant community of rowing enthusiasts of all ages. As an open rowing club, our motto ‘Rowing for All’ drives everything we do, and rowers of all aspirations are welcomed, from junior and senior competitors to masters and recreational rowers.

Established in 1846, we are proud to continue the tradition of rowing on the Union Canal from our Meggetland boathouse in Edinburgh. Several school and university rowing clubs are also based along this stretch of the canal, taking advantage of the 1500m of so of excellent training water with the tow path running alongside for easy communication with coaches.

So whether you want fun or fierce competition, or a mixture of both, whatever your aspiration, get in touch and we’ll look forward to welcoming you.

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Trini Duke named senior volunteer of the year

Trini Duke, St Andrew Boat Club women's captain, has been named winner of the 2018-19 senior volunteer of the year award at the Scottish Rowing Awards. The announcement said Trini was “a true role model”. “She has made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to...

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SABC takes action over coronavirus outbreak

The health and safety of our members is paramount, and therefore St Andrew Boat Club has followed the advice of the Scottish government and governing body Scottish Rowing in response to the coronavirus outbreak. All club training has been suspended until further...

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