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: Get in touch if you’d like to help!
  • Secretary: Adrian Smith
  • Treasurer: Irene Carson
  • Sites and Safety Officer: Al Bowman
  • Hang Glider Rep: Scott McMeekin
  • Website/Communications: Kieran Campbell
  • XC League Administrator: Matt Church
  • Co-opted Position: Linda Wallace

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