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Sailing Community Learns and Shares Together at ‘Connected Scotland’ Event

8th March 2024
Speakers and attendees at RYA Scotland’s Connected Scotland forum at the Dewars Centre in Perth on Saturday 2 March
Speakers and attendees at RYA Scotland’s Connected Scotland forum at the Dewars Centre in Perth on Saturday 2 March

More than 70 representatives from across the boating community came together for RYA Scotland’s ‘Connected Scotland’ forum in Perth last Saturday (2 March) to talk all things around the development of sailing and related and activities.

The event also saw the official launch of RYA Scotland’s new club development framework, On Course for the Future.

One of the afternoon workshops looked ahead to 2030 and beyond. “Climate change is something that needs to be planned for even if it is unclear exactly what will happen,” said voluntary planning and environment officer Graham Russell.

But currently pressing matters were naturally the focus of the day. Reflecting on the forum, development manager Liza Linton said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many clubs, centres, and organisations come together and network, with a real desire to keep developing their offering.

“From our perspective, it’s also been a great chance to reflect on existing efforts and celebrate successes from within the community.

“Moving forwards, we’re looking forward to considering a wealth of feedback throughout our workshops and forums to come up with new ideas and solutions around a range of topics we know are important to our affiliates.”

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