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Funding for Kayaking in Thurso

5th March 2007

The Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club has been awarded 5680 grant from the Awards For All Scotland programme which is supported by the Scottish Arts Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund.

This award will assist in the purchase of 3 sea kayaks, 3 river kayaks and a double kayak. Simon Copsey, the Chairman of the Pentland Canoe Club commented 'the Club offers individuals the opportunity to try the sport. Over the 23 year history of the club, many members of the community, both young and not so young, have been introduced to the sport.

The purchase of this new equipment will allow us to further develop canoeing opportunities to members of the local community. We are all very grateful for this award and look forward to further promoting the sport of kayaking.

 

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