Glasgow Developing a World-Class Paddlesports Centre

Thursday, 09 February 2012

Did you know that the city of Glasgow is planning to be the home ofScotland’s first purpose-built paddlesports centre?

Located in the heart of the city, the Pinkston Paddlesports Centre will be located on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

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The paddlesports centre will include an intermediate standard artificial whitewater course, two permanent and two temporary canoe polo pitches and a five metre deep diving tank.

There will also be a clean water basin for triathlon training, canoe & kayak lessons as well as host for races.

The long term plan is to also use the facilities for lifeguard training, swiftwater rescue training for local fire and rescue services as well as police diver training.

There is no word on opening dates as they are still fundraising for the project but after recently being awarded several large grants, the project is looking for secure.

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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