Edinburgh Schools Kayak Club

Get your heart racing!

welcome to eskc!

Edinburgh Schools Kayak club was set up in 2011 to increase participation at grassroots level and create opportunities for young people to progress in paddle sport.

The club aims to create a pathway for paddlers to become involved in kayaking and canoeing with an emphasis on the Olympic disciplines of Canoe Slalom and Flat water racing. There are also opportunities for river trips and recreational paddling as well as leadership roles allowing young people the opportunity to gain valuable coaching qualifications that can help with CVs, college and university applications and progression to coaching roles at the Club and beyond.

Summer Club 2021

Beginners and Primary age Session:




Intermediate and Secondary age Sessions:


*Even though all paddlers will be wearing a buoyancy aid on the water, we recommend that they can swim a minimum of 25 meters unaided to attend ESKC paddling courses!

Photograph taken by Ruth Armstrong

Where are we?

ESKC are based at Meggetland Community Sports Hub on the banks of the Union Canal, in Edinburgh, we are well placed to deliver all aspects of paddle sports to all ability levels.

The Clubhouse and boat storage is located adjacent to St Andrew's boat club.

Pool sessions take place in the winter months at local locations, with paddlers in small groups to hone water skills and to practice Eskimo rolling and safety skills.

Whats on and when?

ESKC runs regular weekly training session, day trips and pool sessions throughout the school term. We also offer training opportunities in the summer months.

Training sessions are available for beginners, intermediate and performance paddlers. The Club also has strong ties with other Scottish Clubs to offer additional opportunities to paddlers wanting to access white water sessions and summer paddling trips abroad.

If you do not see what you are looking for on the calendar, drop us an email.

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