Sport & Exercise


Date announced for the 2019 Scottish Boat Race

This year’s Scottish Boat Race will take place on Saturday 25 May with racing on the Clyde from 13.45.

The Scottish Boat Race

The Scottish Boat Race is an annual rowing race which is contested by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, two of the largest universities and boat clubs in Scotland. Established in 1877, it is the third oldest university boat race in the world after the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (1829) and the Yale-Harvard Regatta (1852). 

The 2019 Scottish Boat Race will take place  on the Clyde starting at the South Portland Street Suspension Bridge and finish opposite the Glasgow Science Centre Tower where the official viewing area will be hosted. This is also where the crews will prepare for the race and where the boats will set off from. Refreshments will be available to purchase at this area.

The event will consist of eight different races, a mixed graduate race, both men’s and women’s novices (beginners), men’s and women’s second eight, men’s and women’s first eight and a 2km ergometer team challenge consisting of two male (one novice, one senior) and two female (also one novice, one senior) athletes.

Race Schedule

Race Start Time
Graduate 13.45
Novice Men 14.00
Novice Women 14.10
2nd Men 14.20
2nd Women 14.30
1st Men 14.40
1st Women 15.00
Erg Relay 15.40
Presentations 16.00

Edinburgh University Boat Club

Established in 1867, EUBC is one of the most successful university boat clubs in the UK. The introduction of the Rowing Performance Sport Programme in 2010 has allowed the club to flourish and since then our athletes have gone to compete (and medal) in the Olympic Games, Senior and U23 World Championships, as well as also fielding the first Scottish university crew to win at Henley Royal Regatta.  The club caters to athletes of all levels, from beginners and recreational rowers to elite athletes achieving Scottish, European and world success. The club has four full-time rowing coaches and access to some of the best training facilities in the country. Club members have access to the University’s world-class gym facilities, with senior athletes training on the water at the club’s main boathouse at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell (near Glasgow).

Further information