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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

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CRAIGALMOND DISTRICT

Badge of Craigalmond District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Craigalmond District covers the geographical area of Clermiston, Cramond, Blackhall, Davidson’s Mains, Craigleith, Kirkliston, Comely Bank, South Queensferry, Corstorphine, Carrick Knowe, Craigsbank, East Craigs, Saughton.  It is responsible for the Scout Groups (each of which includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and Explorer Units in the District.

Leadership Team

  • District Commissioner is Mark Hesketh.
  • Deputy District Commissioner Graeme Robertson has specific responsibility for Groups.
  • Deputy District Commissioner Martin Elliot is leading on Development.
  • Deputy District Commissioner Diane Ross

We display News items from the Craigalmond District here on the Regional site, but for full information please visit the Craigalmond District website (opens in a new window).

Craigalmond District website

Craigalmond News

Jim Kelly Gone Home

Last month saw the end of an era in Craigalmond District, with the passing on 3 September of Jim Kelly, former District Commissioner of Haymarket District (now Craigalmond) and Assistant Area Commissioner of Edinburgh Area (now SE Scotland Region). Jim’s Scouting...

Cubs and Beavers have fun outdoors

Cubs and Beavers from the 82nd Craigalmond (Cramond) Group had a brilliant September Camp at Netherurd, a fantastically equipped and located Guide centre. In total 42 Cubs and 5 Beavers spent two nights away with the camp theme of Space.Activities at camp included zip...

A proper expedition – not just tourists!

Two groups of Explorers formed from Braid and Craigalmond carried out an excellent DofE Gold expedition over four days at the end of August, walking from Corrour Station and completing their circular route at Rannoch.  One candidate unfortunately had to drop out on...

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award leaders meet Earl of Forfar

The Earl of Forfar (who is better known as Prince Edward), met a group of our leaders at a reception in the City Chambers on 4 July for DofE leaders from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.  Simon Cocker of Meadows ESU, Sam Dickinson of Borestane ESU and Janet...

Craigalmond District Training Weekend – a great success!

Over the weekend 22nd-24th February, Craigalmond District held their annual training event at Bonaly Scout Centre. The event was attended by over 80 adults from throughout the District and offered a range of training. It was run on a drop-in basis with some...

Medal Joy for one of our Scout Leaders

Michael Stevenson an Assistant Beaver Leader at the 26th (Craigsbank) Craigalmond Scout Group, has just returned from the Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi as a member of the Special Olympics Great Britain team. Michael competed in the Ten Pin Bowling...

Dazzling Davidson’s Mains Lights

Edinburgh Scouts support the Mains Christmas Lights switch on event.   On Saturday 1st December the 30th Craigalmond Scouts spent the day making sure the event was successful.  They helped put up tents, prepare the site to make sure everything went smoothly and...

Culzean Camp for Cramond Scouts

by Mike Treanor, Scout Leader 82nd Cramond (Craigalmond) Scouts  Our 2018 Summer Camp was held at Culzean Country Park Scout Camp in Ayrshire. Given the weather had been glorious for what seemed like months and months we were looking forward to a dry camp.  On...