The Scottish Hang-gliding and Paragliding Federation (SHPF) exists to represent the sports of hang-gliding and paragliding within Scotland. We are a voluntary group of flying enthusiasts who represent a number of constituent Clubs and Schools. The SHPF is a member of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA), which represents free flight sports at the national level.

The SHPF sponsors a number of events such as reserve repacks, safety and coaching courses, and competitions. See the events section for full details. Benefits we provide to our members include a Zoom account and free web hosting for our member clubs.

If you’re interesting in flying in Scotland, either learning or as an experienced pilot, check out our Flying in Scotland page for more information.

The SHPF is financially supported by SportScotland.


  • Chairman: Adrian Smith
  • Secretary: Mark Mortimer
  • Treasurer: Irene Carson
  • Sites Officer: Kevin McGrath
  • Hang Glider Rep: Scott McMeekin
  • Safety Officer: Andrew Fowlie
  • XC League Administrator & Scottish Nationals Coordinator: Matt Church
  • Chief Coach: Matt Church
  • Co-opted Positions: Linda Wallace, Iain Wallace, Julio Lopez Recio, Torquil Clyde
  • Website/Communications: Kieran Campbell

To get in touch with the SHPF, please use our Contact Form.