SCRA Contacts

Contact details for member clubs have now been moved to the Clubfinder. Contacts for overseas St Ayles Associations will be added to the links page.

SCRA Committee Members

Robbie Wightman, Convenor

E: T: 01620 895664

Wendy Clements, Treasurer (North East)

E: See Links “Joining SCRA”

Andrew Rendle, Secretary


Ali Grant, Coaching (South East)


Sue Fenton, (Argyll)


Topher Dawson,  (Highlands)

Stuart Mack, (South East)

Shona Muirhead (Fife )

Elsie Johnstone (Fife)

Anna Mackenzie (Western Isles)

Adam Graham (South West)

St Ayles Skiff Kits

For information about St Ayles Skiff kits, contact:

Alec Jordan, Proprietor of Jordan Boats
E:  T: 07983 225517  W:

Please go to Boat Kits page for Europe, North America and Australia/New Zealand supplier contact details.

  1. #1 by Kenneth Morrison on 31 October 2009 - 6:20 pm

    We are trying to gather together interest for nine boats throughout the Outer Hebrides. So far three groups have expressed an interest.

  2. #2 by Don McGinley on 10 January 2010 - 12:30 am

    Congratulations on your project. I am a member of the Foyle Punt Assoc. and we row Foyle class punts on Lough Foyle. last year we launched 2 Donegal skiffs as well and we had a very successful Open day in september 09, with visting crews participating. We have a dream of rowing to Skye.!!?( St Columba left from lough Foyle). We have the crew but are considering purchase of Celtic Longboat…(funds are low at present given recession). We have about 90 members.

  3. #3 by patruane on 22 February 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Congratulations on the beautiful new boat. You are so lucky to have Iain Oughtred up in Skye. Such a pity for us in Cork that he didn’t stay here all those years ago.
    is there any chance of some boats making it south to Cork for the Ocean to City race on Sat. 5th June next? I’d say there’d be a lot of interest in seeing the boat down here too.
    I’m a member of a currach club here involved in recreational rowing but we also have a Bantry Bay longboat and are looking around for a smaller coxed sail / oar boat that doesn’t require a crew the size of a football team to go out to complement it.

  4. #4 by Bert van Baar on 27 January 2011 - 8:30 pm

    Please tell me how:
    can I become a building member, busy building a skiff with students in Holland?
    Bert van Baar

  5. #5 by Robbie on 16 May 2011 - 10:15 pm

    Drop an email to one of the committee members.  Fee for membership for 2011 is £60.  As long as you are happy with the constitution of the association, you are most welcome a s a member.  Good luck with building. 

  6. #6 by Graeme mochrie on 14 August 2011 - 9:27 pm

    My teen years were spent happily splashing in heavy fours off Greenock.  It’s great to see coastal rowing taking off all around Scotland.  The boat design looks very good and incredibly affordable.  I’d love to get involved again, though I’d miss my sliding seat.

    Graeme Blacak Isle

  7. #7 by Adam on 13 October 2011 - 9:21 pm

    Had not looked all the way to the bottom of this page before. We still have two heavy fours at Royal West, Zebra and Whiteforeland. If you are through this way look us up.

    Adam Graham
    Rowing Convenor, Royal West

  8. #8 by Susan Macleod on 16 May 2014 - 10:17 am

    I am involved with a group in Kinghorn looking to build our own boat and have been tasked with Fundraising. Could anyone who has fundraised to build their own boat give me some ideas as to good places to get funding. I know the Lottery are a possibility and am looking at that – any other ideas would be very welcome.

  9. #9 by Rory on 29 September 2014 - 10:19 am

    Has anyone got a sheet of standard commands/instructions for coxes steering a St Ayle’s skiff as I have just started coaching but my background is river rowing; eights, fours, sculls etc?

  10. #10 by Steve on 15 December 2014 - 10:55 am

    Steve Bramwell

    Re Insurance for towing- our Club is having difficulty setting up insurance for towing Chanonry Maid to events. As a sailing club we have group insurance through the local Council but this excludes cover for damage to the boat whilst being towed and we have been told we must clear for the use of towing through our own personal car insurance which is rather a messy arrangement.
    Have any of you had a similar problem and if so how have you solved it?

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