Pinkston Watersports opened in 2014 and was the project of
Glasgow Watersports Ltd, a charity run by volunteer watersports enthusiasts for
the benefit of the community.
It consists of a big CLEAN water basin suitable for
canoeing, kayaking and other watersports plus an exciting artificial white
water course - the first in Scotland. It is situated on the Forth and Clyde
Canal near Speir’s Wharf in North Glasgow.
Clyde Region are lucky enough to have our own 40ft container
which will, in due course, have a large amount of kit for use by Groups. This
will include a variety of kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray tops and
helmets for the white water rafting.
We have secured use of the facility on Tuesday evenings between April and September running two sessions 6pm-8pm and 8pm-10pm for a very reasonable fixed price, with a maximum of 16
participants on water at once. Sessions will be booked centrally through Clyde
Scouts Office, equipment and instructors will be provided on site. This cost
covers use of the site, equipment and trained instructors.
Interested in getting involved? We are sure you will support
this fantastic facility simply by utilising it to its max, but we are also
looking for enthusiastic volunteers. You can help if you already hold or wish
to gain the relevant permits- B1 Water for the basin and B2 Water for the white
water kayaking Course. Help is also required as “land support” - organising
equipment for groups before the sessions, getting people on and off the water,
co-ordinating adult support, overseeing the smooth running of events and
storing away of kit after sessions.
As ever training will be provided by centre and ourselves.
For more information about Pinkston, check out their Facebook