Pinkston paddlesports

Covid-19 Update - 21/03/2020

On the back of the announcement by the government yesterday (20/3/2020) we have made the decision to close the doors for activities on the water at Pinkston until further notice.  Over the coming week we will be contacting anyone with bookings likely to be affected.  Future bookings will remain as they were - we will monitor the situation as it develops.  The facility for making further bookings on skedda has been temporarily suspended, similarly with our online booking system for activities.  Please get in touch with us directly if you would like to put something in for further down the line. 

Access will remain open to the site for those with storage containers - a new gate code has been sent to relevant people.  We will be dropping in regularly to ensure that all is well with the site and will be monitoring emails and phonecalls remotely.  Please call the centre number of 0141 332 5636 if you need to speak to a member of staff.  There isn't a message option on this, but it is on a divert to a mobile telephone so will be answered whenever possible.  

This is going to be a challenging time for us, as for everyone, but we are looking forward to seeing you all sooner rather than later when the world returns to some semblance of normality.

Look after each other, stay healthy, and enjoy those little moments of peace to be found in this very confusing world

Hannah, Errin, Jamie, Mhairi, Fraser, and Helen

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Still holding on - Covid-19 Update 19/03/2020

We are all feeling the effects of the social distancing measures of Covid-19.  We are worried for our families, our friends and colleagues, and our lifestyle as we know it.

But staying active is important, and fresh air and exercise is good for us all.

We are remaining open for swim sessions - and for enquiries about small groups for paddlesports.  We are also open to queries about small groups of children and young people if you are looking for activities for them in the open air - significant discounts will be offered for key workers.

We will be working on a reduced ratio to minimise risks

We have increased our cleaning in response to additional risks and encourage all customers and visitors to follow the governments advice on reducing the risk associated with Covid-19.

We will undertake a full deep clean in response to any information that a person with Covid-19 has used the facilities.  We encourage anyone who has used the site to let us know if they experience symptoms in order for us to do this.  Please don't attend Pinkston if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

We will keep all our information updated as the situation changes - as it is on a daily basis.  We are also aware of the possibility that these activities might become subject of more stringent restrictions by the government in which case a full refund would be given for anything that has been paid in advance.

Stay safe people, and keep washing those hands

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Covid-19 Update - 17/3/2020

Obviously we will be reviewing this as things change, but for now we aim to remain open for anyone who wishes to use the site.


Swimming sessions this weekend 

Park and Play until further notice 

Friday “Jump in” Youth group until further notice

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Coronavirus statement - 13/3/2020

At Pinkston we have been monitoring advice relating to the ongoing situation with coronavirus.  At this time we are remaining open for business.  We will continue to monitor advice around the situation as it develops.

The health and safety of all of our staff and customers is always at the forefront of our mind and we have increased the level of disinfection around the site, but aside from that we are business as usual.

Stay safe, keep washing those hands, and please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms, have been in contact with anyone with the virus or have visited high risk areas.

For anyone else - keep on paddling.  Water and fresh air is good for the soul

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An Interview with Mhairi (“Vari”)

Heeeeeeerrrreee she is! It's the interview you've been waiting for - it's oor Mhairi!

Q. What is your life motto?

A. “Shake it off”

Q. What is your earliest memory?

A. "I swear I can remember being in the hospital after I was born but I think I'm actually remembering a photo haha! 2nd earliest memory - catching sticklebacks with my dad in a wee net down the river (and putting them straight back because I didn't want to hurt them!)"

Q. What are the top 3 things you want to do in 2020?

A. "Deliver a healthy baby, laugh lots, and be good to myself!"

Q. What is your dream job?

A. "Spy. I’d be a great spy.….except a spy would never say that would they?"

Q. What is your pet peeve (what silly wee thing annoys you)?

A. "Wooden cutlery. Good for the environment but I just can't stand it on my teeth!"

Q. Where do you want to go on holiday/travel to next?

A. "Top of the list is Alaska. Always has been and always will be (until I get there). Also Canada, New Zealand, and Peru are up there too."

Q. If you could invite 3 people (dead or alive, real or fictional) round to yours for tea, who would you invite? 

A. "Maggie Smith, Sandi Troksvig, and Gregory Porter"

Q. Best gift you’ve ever received?

A. "A black lab for my 7th birthday – I grew up with him and he was my best friend"

Q. Favourite song right now and why?

A. "Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker. There's just no way you can be sad when that song is playing"

(Take a happy break from your busy day and click the link- )

Q.How do you spend a day off?

A. "These days I'm usually at the midwife! If I don’t have any medical appointments then I will try to visit my gran or my mum and dad, or go for a walk in nature somewhere. I need to meet up with friends more so trying to fit that in too!"

Q. Would you rather have feet for hands, or 3 noses?

A. "3 noses……how would you pick things up with feet hands?! At least I could wear a balaclava or something to cover the noses!"

Stay tuned for another interview next week!

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