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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

Site Map

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

Bonaly News and Opportunities

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Book Bonaly or speak to the team The 2023 Bonaly Outdoor Cooking Competition Congratulations to all the Scouts that took part in the 2023 Bonaly Outdoor Cooking Competition, the...

Bonaly Events – a March update

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Bonaly Scout Centre Events 2023 Here's your update! Volunteer Instructor High Ropes 'Have a Go' Evening - Tuesday 28th March - completeThere are still a few places left on our...

Bonaly Scout Centre Update

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are What's in store at Bonaly in 2023? Scroll down for the events calendar 2023 promises to be a busy and important year for the Bonaly Scout Centre. We look forward to welcoming...

Major improvements coming to our Regional Centres!

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are We are pleased to be able to share that major improvements will be coming to both Regional Scout Centres in South East Scotland Scouts. At its recent meeting the Regional...

Bonaly: Bookings for 2023 & Ken’s Den

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are It’s been a busy year at the Bonaly Scout Centre and great to welcome back to international Scouting. There have been visitors from The Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland,...

Bonaly Scout Centre Update

Quick links Bonaly Scout Centre Longcraig Centre Adult Volunteering Join Scouts Who we are Book Bonaly More about Bonaly International SummerIt’s been busy this summer at Bonaly and it’s been great to welcome back international Scouting. We have had visitors from The...

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...

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

Site Map

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