700 Mile Scottish Kayak Lap

Posted on Monday 15th June 2020

“On Saturday 1st August, I am planning to kayak almost 700 miles around the southern half of Scotland in a fortnight in a kayak.” – Jack Gatacre

The journey will start and finish in the fishing village of Pittenweem in Fife and pass Edinburgh, Falkirk, enter the Forth and Clyde Canal to Glasgow and then pass the Isle of Arran, Kintyre, Jura, Scarba, Mull, Fort William before joining the Caledonian Canal past Loch Lochy, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness and Inverness, then entering the North Sea to pass Nairn, Lossiemouth, Buckie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee and St Andrews before returning to Pittenweem.

Jack intends to raise money while for Fishermen’s Mission, you can support him or share his fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jack-gatacre1


Jack says: “In honour of the fishing community in Fife, and in particular my girlfriend’s father who retired from 50 years of fishing at Pittenweem near where he still lives. Whilst fishing is a great and noble trade, culture and way of life it can also be difficult and dangerous for fishermen and their families. This year has also been particularly difficult for fishermen financially as Covid 19 has reduced the value of their catch to such an extent that it is currently not economical to leave the harbour in their boats. The Fishermen’s Mission aims to help by providing financial assistance, support and life saving during storms.”


Follow Jack on Social & Watch His Progress

JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jack-gatacre1

To see videos and images from Jack’s training, previous trips and this trips, visit: Jack’s YouTube channel and Instagram account.

If you would like to see more information and data on how Jack’s training is progressing, you can also view his Endomondo page: https://www.endomondo.com/profile/42918721



Jacks Current Sponsors:

G & J Wilson Fish Wholesaler
Fisherman’s Friend: https://www.fishermansfriend.com/en-gb/
Co-op https://www.coop.co.uk/ 
Jellyexpress https://www.jellyexpress.co.uk/

To sponsor Jack, email: jackgatacre@googlemail.com or call on 07777 666023