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From pushing your body to its absolute limits to building lifelong friendships to developing your skills base and widening opportunities, rowing is a truly special sport.

Alongside our fantastic partners in Scottish Rowing, SSS seeks to further develop the provision of the sport to students across Scotland, towards a vision of providing the sport to any student who wishes to participate, regardless of ability or previous experience.

Throughout the year, SSS will support and advocate for student rowers and leaders across Scotland to allow them to meet their goals. With the Indoor Championships and Head Race in the winter and the Regatta in the summer, hundreds of student rowers across Scotland get access to high levels of competition and with consistent development, these events shall only grow to improve.

Sport Chair: Matt Taylor


Governing body: Scottish Rowing 

Upcoming Rowing Events

You might want to know…

  • Each SSS Rowing competition caters for Beginner, Intermediate and Senior rowers with numerous boat classes in each category.

  • Rowing is a BUCS affiliated sport, for further information on the BUCS rowing calendar and competitions, click here!

  • The SSS Regatta, known as the Scottish University Rowing Championships, is held at Strathclyde Park as part of the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta.

Meet your Sports Chair

Matt Taylor

Appointed in 2020, Matt Taylor is the Scottish Student Sport Chair for Rowing, meaning he has oversight of multiple different areas regarding rowing in Scotland as part of a university or college club, including competitions and events, development, support and volunteering as well as leading the Scottish Student Rowing Development Group.

Matt sits on the Board of Directors of Scottish Rowing as Commercial Director, overseeing all business and communications decisions and he is also a Trustee of Here for Sport, a fantastic charity which seeks to open up access to sport of any kind and break down barriers.

Matt was involved in multiple Henley Women’s and Henley Royal campaigns, winning multiple BUCS Medals and Scottish Championships whilst studying at St. Andrews University.. In addition to his roles on the University of St Andrews Boat Club Committee, Matt founded and chaired Saints Regatta, a summer sprint regatta held in September, growing it to become the largest student run regatta in the UK.

His particular focuses as Rowing Chair are strengthening the support and representation that Clubs can access, allowing them to grow in whatever direction they wish to, further cultivating our partnership with Scottish Rowing so that student rowers continue to receive the very best that rowing in Scotland has to offer.

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