RIVER TAY SPORTS HUB INVITES COMMUNITY TO THE TAY
BETWEEN THE BRIDGES EVENT
The River Tay Community Sports Hub are inviting all residents of Perth & Kinross to join them on Wednesday 24 May at high tide from 7.00pm to their ‘Between the Bridges’ Event. Visitors to the event, the first of its kind for the Hub, can see everything that happens on the Tay, and learn more about how they can get involved.
The hub collective includes Perth Harbour, Willowgate Activity Centre, Sea Cadets and clubs, and is facilitated by a dedicated Sports Development Officer from Live Active Leisure, and its aim is to bring together sports clubs and community organisations who want to develop and grow the sporting offer on and around the River Tay. There will be paddling, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and wild water swimming all on the Tay together at high tide at 7.45pm, with an information point set up by the clubs and organisations involved, all on the High Street/Tay Street viewing platform.
Adam Burns, chair of the Hub and Centre Manager of Willowgate Activity Centre, told us:
All of the organisations, clubs and people that are involved with the River Tay are so passionate about the water and want to share that with potentially new members. We want to invite anyone interested in getting involved in any way with the river, to come along and spend time learning about the opportunities – for all ages and all abilities.”
In addition to learning about new club opportunities, there is also advice on using the river safely.
As the summer holidays get underway, the Hub are keen to share their invaluable website resource to inform and educate users on the dangers of using rivers. Hosted By CalMac, the website is for recreational water users to find out more about the river’s history, as well as a signpost to clubs and organisations that use the river for their activities, with key safety information included for activities that have become popular since the pandemic, such as outdoor swimming, stand up paddleboarding and jet skiing.
Clubs attending are:
Perth Sailing Club
Perth Sub Aqua
Tay Rowing Club
Perth Canoe Club
Carse Canoe Club
Wild Water Swimmers
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Willowgate Activity Centre
Perth Sub-Aqua Club
For more information, you can visit the Hubs website at: https://www.rivertaysports.org/