History

Clive Freshwater

Clive spent a lifetime dedicated to coaching in sport and was the founder of Loch Insh Watersports. He started life as a professional footballer and then moved onto acquire a teaching degree in Physical Education. After two years teaching, he moved to Scotland to work at Glenmore Lodge as an Instructor where he met his wife Sally and they laid down plans for a similar centre of their own.

Sally Freshwater

Joint director with Duncan, Jonathan and Andrew, Sally has been involved in every aspect of the business from the start. She continues to lend her advice, support and help when necessary. Visitors to the centre have Sally to thank for the lovely vibrant gardens where she loves to spend her retirement.

The Boys

Duncan, Andrew and Jonathan combine their collective sporting experience to ensure the Centre continues to deliver high quality, value for money outdoor experiences whatever your age and experience.

Together, they form part of the Board responsible for overseeing the running of Loch Insh and the continued development of the family business, cementing the family legacy for generations to follow.

1969

The start of it all
Clive purchased the beach from the local church and set up Cairngorm Canoeing and Sailing School

1970

Clive walked through the woods and found an old village hall at the top of the hill.
After making a few enquiries he managed to purchase this old tin building and started building the accommodation for the centre

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