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The Scottish Ski Club Bursary


Throughout our history, the support of young racers has been an integral part of the club’s activities and many of our members have achieved great success with the benefit of that support. It is not a coincidence that a significant proportion of the British national and Olympic ski teams over the last 50 years have been SSC members.

Due to the changing conditions and the expense of training, it is becoming increasingly difficult for our talented young skiers to finance their time on snow and, if this trend continues, it will inevitably lead to less racing activity and less success.

To help alleviate this, The Scottish Ski Club manages bursary fund in partnership with the Scottish Ski Training Trust (SSTT). Donations to the fund are invited and can be made via our JustGiving page or by connecting the club President (details below).


The objective is to enable young, deserving club members to improve their racing skills through attending Race Training Camps in Europe.

Key Elements of the Programme

  • The initial fund-raising target is £25,000 over 3 years. This will fund 6 – 8 bursaries for each year of the programme.
  • Each bursary will part-fund fees for SSC Alpine Camps.

Selection Criteria

Candidates should satisfy the following criteria: 

  • Be in the Under 14 or Under 16 age groups at the time of the camp.
  • Be members of the Scottish Ski Club.
  • Be BASS registered and participants in the club’s race training programme.
  • Have proven success or have shown potential for development as a racer.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to their sport.
  • Demonstrated good behaviours in team and group environments.
  • Parental consent is required for both acceptance of the bursary and attendance at the camp.
  • Parents will be required to confirm that funding is in place for travel to and from the camp, uplift, insurance, personal equipment and clothing.
  • The child and their parents should be available for an interview with the selection panel.
  • Bursary holders will be expected to write a brief report for publication in the SSC Journal.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who would be unable to attend a camp without the benefit of financial assistance.

Applications and Selection

The application process and dates for bursaries for the 2024/2025 season will be announced shortly.

How to Donate

Donations can be made through JustGiving at TBC. Alternatively, they can be arranged through Mark Blyth, Club President at

2021 Recipients

  • Heather Ballantyne
  • Iona Ballantyne
  • Max Blyth
  • Archie Laing