Community support

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

Since 2010,Scottish Coastal Rowing has become one of the country,s fastest growing sports with almost 100 of the 22-foot wooden rowing boats,known as St Ayles Skiffs,having been constructed by schools and community groups across the UK.
In 2011 a small group of Troon residents took up the challenge and began building their first St Ayles Skiff .
The skiff kit was funded by a generous donation from Mr Boyd Tunnock and the build team was ably assisted by pupils from Marr College as part of their Duke of Edinburgh,s Award.
The skiff was named Marr Voyager and was launched on 2.10.11.Following the launch Troon Coastal Rowing Club was formed and has gone from strength to strength.The club now boasts over 60 members of all ages and a second skiff named Ailsa Lass was built with funding gained from a Community Award from The Royal Bank of Scotland,and the need now is to build a club house and boat shed. Land has been identified,and a pre planning application has been submitted to the local planning authority and a team has been formed to carry out a feasibility study on the whole project.
Total costing at this stage is not fully known but the £25000 from this fund would be used along with other funding to complete the whole project. Completion of the project is planned for summer 2016.

Project Video

Troon Coastal Rowing Club

Moment of Pride

I have been involved with Troon Coastal Rowing Club since the first meeting in 2010 and I am proud to lead the Club.The club has attended many regattas through out Scotland and also the World Skiff Championships in Ullapool in 2013.The members and myself are looking forward to this project finish.

Location: Troon