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Meet the Staff Team

There have been a few changes to the staff team over the last year and we would like to introduce you to everyone!  The staff team supports the region and the 3 Centres ensuring that they are run efficiently. The new person leading the team is Gillian Fraser, our...

School Holiday Programme at Bonaly

Are you looking for holiday activities to entertain and challenge your kids this October holiday?! Bonaly Outdoor Centre is run by South East Scotland Scouts and offers the type of fantastic activities that young people love.  During school holidays we welcome...

Welcome to 2016

Best Wishes to everyone involved in Scouting in South East Scotland Region for a happy and busy year ahead. During the year there are a number of events and activities taking place. There is a programme being offered at Bonaly which include some new activities, The...

March Madness

This event for Explorers and Young Leaders was held over the weekend of 28–29 March at Bonaly and nearly 80 Explorers (supported by over 20 leaders) from across the Region took part in a series of fun activities as well as contributing to a forum discussing issues...

Welcome to Bonaly!

What is Bonaly?

Bonaly is a 24-acre site to the South of Edinburgh at the foot of the Pentland hills. Situated in Colinton Village with easy access from the City Bypass and only five miles / eight kilometres from the city centre, Bonaly Outdoor Centre is an ideal base for a visit to Edinburgh or as a stopping place when visiting Scotland. The site has both indoor accommodation and camping facilities. Many activities are available both on and off site. From the slopes above the site there is a magnificent panoramic view across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth and beyond.

McCallum Building

The McCallum Lodge contains the Reception and offices. The Reception offers tourist information and souvenirs. The opening times vary throughout the season but are displayed at the reception.

Day Visitors

It is not always necessary to stay overnight. Day visitors are welcome throughout the day and evening to enjoy the facilities at Bonaly.


All bookings are done through the Bonaly General Office. It is recommended that you contact the Centre to check availability before sending in a Booking Form. Contact can be done by telephone or email. For further details and forms please see the Booking section of the Contact page.

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Traditional tents at Bonaly
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