National Centre Cumbrae:

Strategic Review 2019

sportscotland is currently undertaking a strategic review of the National Centre Cumbrae.  This is considering a range options as to how water sports should be supported in the future.

Recognising the shifts in demand for Cumbrae’s courses and programmes, the growth in the capacity and capability of local sailing clubs, the changing nature in the demand for water sports and the financial performance of the Centre; various options for the future delivery of water sports are currently being explored.  Initially, this has involved close working with Royal Yacht Association Scotland (RYAS), however we are extending consultations to other bodies including the sub aqua community.

The options being considered include retaining Cumbrae in some form, through to creating a new entity – the Scottish National Sailing Academy. Currently while the latter is the option being investigated further no final decision has been taken as to which one will be taken forward.  The final decision will focus on the option which offers financial sustainability and the delivery of sport development outcomes.  We are still exploring as many views as possible and we are keen to hear from those involved in sub aqua activities.

As part of the review, sportscotland would welcome the views of the British Sub Aqua Club members by receiving responses to the questions in the attached template.

The areas we are interested in but not exclusively are the:

  • relevance of the courses/programmes delivered by the National Centre Cumbrae
  • use of the facilities at the National Centre Cumbrae
  • use of the staff and expertise based at the National Centre Cumbrae
  • alternative provision in Scotland supporting the development of sub aqua activities.

There is no restriction on the amount of text, the boxes will expand as you complete the template.  

Thanks

Barry Fleeting

Head of Centre sportscotland National Centres Inverclyde and Cumbrae National Centres

  National Centre Cumbrae courses, facilities and expertise relevant to British Sub Aqua members and the growth in participation.  
As a British Sub Aqua Club member which courses/programmes provided by the National Centre Cumbrae have you used between April 2018 and March 2019?
   
As a British Sub Aqua Club member which facilities provided at the National Centre Cumbrae have you used between April 2018 and March 2019?
   
As a British Sub Aqua Club member which areas of expertise/information available at the National Centre Cumbrae have you used between April 2018 and March 2019?
     
How do you feel the National Centre Cumbrae contributes to the development of British Sub Aqua Club activities?
   
As a British Sub Aqua Club member please list any function/s, course/s and/or facilities which you use that you think that only the National Centre Cumbrae can provide?
   
As a British Sub Aqua Club member please list any other providers which offer the same type of courses/programmes, expertise and/or facilities as those currently by the National Centre Cumbrae?
   
If there was an alternative model introduced to support water sports, including British Sub Aqua members what would it need to provide/deliver to sustain and grow participation in sub aqua activities?
     
Please insert any other comments below that you feel may be relevant to the review of the National Centre Cumbrae.
     

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