FREE workshop space has been given to Troon Coastal Rowing Club to build a two-man boat.

ABP’s Port of Troon have provided the space for the skiff to be constructed by the local community, which will join Troon Coastal Rowing Club’s two four-man skiffs, giving the opportunity for more people to get involved in the sport.

The new boat is expected to be built and made ready within the next three months and for the Troon coastal rowers, all the boats used have been built by members of the local community.

Stuart Cresswell, Port Manager for Troon said: “It’s great to see that practical interest in our maritime heritage is still genuinely alive and kicking, and we are very happy to support the efforts being made by members of the local clubs and communities to encourage sports out on the water.” 

Harry Risk, President of the Troon Coastal Rowing Club, added: “We would like to thank ABP for their generosity in giving us the space to build our third skiff.

"Without the support they have given us, our club would struggle to move forward in this, one of the fastest growing sports in Scotland.”