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Longcraig open for business

Longcraig open for business

Longcraig is open for business! After a bit of a madcap winter caused by some very inclement weather for much of the period, we have now got most of the boats, kayaks and other equipment ready for use once again on the Firth of Forth. With a new online booking system,...

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RYAG visit Longcraig

RYAG visit Longcraig

On Saturday 22 April some members of the Regional Youth Advisory Group headed down to Longcraig on a fact-finding mission. We had two simple aims: How do we support Longcraig getting more Young People involved, and; How do we get more Young People interested in doing...

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Where snow and water meet

Where snow and water meet

Longcraig in the winter – as seen by Explorers If you thought that winter maintenance of boats involved cleaning off seaweed and then a long snooze until spring – read on! Over the winter, the Bore Stane Explorer Unit from Pentland District has been...

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Welcome to Longcraig!

On this page: What is Longcraig? | Taster sessions

What is Longcraig?

Longcraig is a water activities centre based at South Queensferry (near Edinburgh), Scotland. Each year it enables over 2000 young people from all over the world Rafted Kayaksto experience the thrill and sense of adventure that sailing, kayaking and power boating can offer through two hour taster sessions. The centre provides RYA dinghy sailing and power boat courses as well as BCU accredited kayaking courses. Although it is primarily a Scout / Guide centre, we also welcome other youth organisations and voluntary groups to take part in in our courses or to book sessions. We hope you find this site a useful introduction to what Longcraig can offer, but if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details. We look forward to seeing you in the near future!

What’s available during taster sessions!

Sailing in one of our wayfarer dinghies, either accompanied with one of our trained helms or on your own

  • Sailing in a Topper or Pico
  • Kayaking in closed cockpit kayaks, led by one of our trained instructors, for a fun session afloat
  • Build your own raft and then try it out (we provide wet suits and helmets)
  • Why not round off your day by hiring our barbeque and have a barbie on the beach?
  • Stand up paddleboard – kayaking on feet for those who don’t mind getting wet
Summer at Longcraig