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Pinkston’s Impact reflected at Scottish Canoe Association Annual Awards

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Fraser Porter, Centre Assistant at Pinkston Watersports with a particular focus on working with Community Groups was recently awarded the Scottish Canoe Association Professional Coach of the Year Award.

“Fraser has been instrumental in the delivery of the Pinkston Community Project; a grassroots project to develop progression options for young people in hard to reach areas of Glasgow and build a clear pathway for them to progress in the sport.

He has built what was an exploratory pilot paddlesport homework club into a core part of what is delivered at Pinkston and he is building a team of Paddlesports Activity Assistants to support this work. This is providing valuable opportunities to build skills and confidence, and to allow positions of responsibility for young people who have often found challenges in other areas of their lives”

However, in addition to this there were a number of other award winners whose videos also show the massive depth of the great work happening at Pinkston

These include:

Chris Curry – Volunteer Coach of the Year –

Robert Wands – Willing Hands Quaich –

Young Volunteer of the Year – Michael Denvir –

With other winners also being familiar faces to many at Pinkston it makes us not only proud of our amazing facility, but also proud to be part of such a close knit community with so many people going out of their way to help others.  Thank you for being part of it!


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Our Start Kayaking sessions are all about getting you on the water and experiencing the joys of kayaking in a safe and fun way. These adult sessions are for anyone over the age of 16 who want to get on the water and learn the basics of kayaking with basic skills and challenges. We use our great sit on top kayaks meaning that we have the best platform for learning skills without the challenges or fears of ‘getting stuck’.

This session includes your British Canoeing Paddle Start Certificate.