Given that Musselburgh runs alongside the River Esk, it’s not much of a surprise that there is a rowing club in the Toun!
Eskmuthe was set up to row and race St Ayles Skiffs as part of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. Eskmuthe currently rows two skiffs, Honesty and Steedie Falconer. They are rowed by four rowers on fixed seats, accompanied by a coxswain who steers and coordinates the crew.
Eskmuthe are very welcoming of new members and most weekends run taster sessions for new rowers to go along and try it out. Details of this are posted on their twitter feed here and on their Facebook page here.
The reason for deciding to blog about the club was by chance noticing an event taking place on Sunday 26th February 2017 as part of the Audacious Woman’s Festival. Eskmuthe will be giving taster sessions at Musselburgh Lagoons – itself a gorgeous place to be for nature – and if you are interested in going along, check out the EventBrite booking page here for more information or contact Eskmuthe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is still February so remember to dress in warm layers with old trainers or wellies and have a go rowing around the lagoon. All training will be given for this very easy and fun sport. Bring waterproofs just in case.
The photos below were taken at the Rowing of the Marches Festival in June 2016 as part of the Riding of the Marches Festival in Musselburgh. Photos (c)VF Photography Scotland.