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 mourns the death of George Hunter OBE

We are sorry to report the death of George Hunter at the age of 97. George was president of SABC from 1982 until 2017. George, along with the late Ken Scott, was one of the small group who got St Andrew back onto the water in the 1950s. George and Ken had been...

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Two wins for SABC at Rutherford Head

Juniors, as well as senior men and women’s crews travelled to Rutherford Head on 25 November. In icy conditions, both the women’s 8+ and the women’s Masters 8+ were victorious, bringing home a set of tankards. Women’s 8+:        Anna Winton, Maia Hely, Rosie...

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Scottish Rowing Award for Lindsay Flockhart

Our captain Lindsay Flockhart has been awarded Club Coach of the Year by Scottish Rowing. The award recognises Lindsay’s work with the women’s squad, which has seen significant growth, and had a great season last year, including an 8+ qualifying for Henley Women’s...

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