Best time to visit Scotland

Stand Up Paddleboarding

"Row, row, row the board, gently down the stream"–yes, the board, no misspelling here. This sport​ combines surfing with kayaking

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Scotland 2019 - Best Time
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According to the traditional children's scout song, one rows the boat, but stand up paddling means you have to stand on the board like in surfing and row like in kayaking. Scottish waterways form a perfect playground suitable for the most versatile and unique water sports. Stand up paddleboarding is something very new, but already quite popular with both locals and visitors. Paddle-surfing is available around Perthshire and Tayside, on the River Almond not far from Edinburgh, on Loch Kinord and Loch Lomond, at St. Andrews in Fife, on the Union Canal, Tay River in Aberfeldy and many other water basins of Scotland. The season runs from March to November.

SUP Surfing at Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides  2019
SUP Surfing at Scarista Beach, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
Paddling to Cramond Island: closer view of man and dog on surf board 2019
Paddling to Cramond Island: closer view of man and dog on surf board