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BONALY SCOUT CENTRE

for action and adventure

Welcome to Bonaly Scout Centre!

What is Bonaly?

Bonaly is a 24-acre site to the South of Edinburgh at the foot of the Pentland hills. Situated in Bonaly outside Colinton Village with easy access from the City Bypass and only five miles / eight kilometres from the city centre, Bonaly Scout 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.

Camping event at Bonaly

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.

Bonaly Reception in McCallum Building

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.

High Challenge Course at Bonaly

Bookings

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.

Mountain boards ready for action at Bonaly
Traditional tents at Bonaly

Bonaly News

The new ‘milkhouse’ at Bonaly

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are A sustainable project by Bonaly featuring the 25th Braid Squirrels and 198th Rainbows If you’ve got loads of plastic bottles you could try making something like this – a plastic...

Bonaly is booming … including Halloween 2022

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are May has been a very busy month for us here at Bonaly, it's been great to see the site being used by so many groups from across the South East Scotland region. The 122nd...

Bonaly Backwoods Master Chef winner is…

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Congratulations to the 26th Craigalmond Scouts who were the winners of the inaugural Bonaly Scouts Centre Backwoods Master Chef Cooking Competition. The Scouts cooked a...

Exciting times … so much is happening at Bonaly!

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Bonaly Scout Centre Update - April First of all, Bonaly would like to say a very big thank you to all the volunteers who came along to the Site Service Day on March 5th. The day...

Exciting Opportunities at Bonaly

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Druim FieldDuring 2021 the Bonaly team have been busy making improvements in the Druim camping field.Over 200 trees planted by the 28th Braid Scout GroupCreated a campfire...

Bonaly Activities for 2022

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are 2022: The Year Ahead We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead at Bonaly and have been developing our activities over the winter. Self-led activities at Bonaly are...

Bonaly Event in April: Backwoods cooking

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Bonaly Backwoods cooking masterchef competition, 23rd April This is a competition to test skills in a fun way but also to help those who are not so sure learn a bit about how to...

Celebrating Bonaly Scout Centre Chalet Reopening on the 50th anniversary

PLUS: Presentation of three 40 years service awards Reopening of the Bonaly Scout Centre Chalet: On Sunday 24th October around 50 of the Bonaly Active Support Unit (ASU) and staff gathered along with friends to celebrate the reopening of the newly refurbished Chalet...

Bonaly Scout Centre September Update

Welcome back! It is so good the see Scouts back camping at Bonaly following the relaxing of the Covid restrictions. If you are camping or visiting for the day why not give our new self-led “Camouflage Tracking” activity a go? Working in two teams, the first challenge...

Bonaly is Back Buzzing!

Campfires have been burning, marshmallows toasting and lots of happy smiling faces running around (and that’s just the leaders!) In September, we reopened our grounds so groups could come and enjoy Bonaly while being Covid secure, each group is allocated their own...

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 Scout 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.

Bonaly site and the city

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.

Bonaly Reception in McCallum Building

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.

High Challenge Course at Bonaly
Camping event at Bonaly
Traditional tents at Bonaly