Rowing once played an important part in Dumbarton. The town was home to a successful club and hosted a number of high profile racing events. However the last record of any rowing club activity in the town was in 1925.
Our project is well on course to start a Dumbarton Coastal Rowing Club soon. This sport has become increasingly popular over recent years and we see it as a fantastic way to provide Alternatives’ clients with activity which will form an integral part of their recovery programme, offering exercise, social engagement and team building. There is also the potential to train with other rowing clubs in Alexandria, Glasgow and Stirling as well as take part in some of the 35 national races organised by Scottish Coastal Rowing Association.
We already have one craft built by the Scottish Maritime Museum’s boatbuilding workshop and another one underway in our Dumbarton workshop.