LONGCRAIG WATERSPORTS CENTRE
Water activities for Scouts and Guides
May 2018 at Longcraig – Been and Gone! After the particularly cold, prolonged and snowy winter the first month of Longcraig activity has on average been blessed with spring like weather much of the month. The Met Office people think May 2018 may be the warmest on...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Regional Executive Committee has agreed that Longcraig will stay open and a new lease will be arranged with the Dalmeny Estate. Margery Naylor, our Regional Commissioner, John Cannon, the Regional Chairman, and members of the Executive have been...read more
Longcraig Scout Centre issued a challenge to all Cub packs in the region to name their new Drascombe boat. The criteria was that the name had to have a “wind” theme. We had a good response from Cub packs across the region and a small panel of Longcraig members chose...read more
The specially distinguished service given by the adults listed below has been recognised by the award of the Silver Acorn in this year's St George's Day Awards. Margaret Aitken Borders District Secretary Bruce MacDonald Scout Leader 108th (Colinton)and Regional ASU...read more
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 to 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!
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