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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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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St Andrew Boat Club Annual Dinner

In some off the water activity, this year our annual dinner celebrating a great year took place on our namesakes feast day - St Andrew's Day itself, Saturday 30th November. It was great to see such a mix of Junior, Alumni and Senior members all having a fun and...

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Monster The Loch 2019

Just over a week ago, a band of intrepid St Andrew BC rowers took to the waters of Loch Ness. Don't be fooled by the calm waters at the start - the other 20+miles were too choppy for videography! Watch the talented Tom Duke’s cut of our voyage: In...

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