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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Badge of Edinburgh North East District


Badge of Edinburgh North East District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Edinburgh North East District covers the geographical area of Portobello, Craigentinny, Craigmillar, Duddingston, Joppa, New Town, Broughton, Trinity, Leith, Newhaven, Wardie and Willowbrae. It is responsible for the Scout Groups and Explorer Units in the District.

Leadership Team

Rob Whitelaw is District Comissioner and is responsible for ensuring the district runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. He proactively supports and manages adults in the district.

Deputy District Commissioner Bill Ramsay supports Rob in his role.

A team of Assistant District Commissioners and executive committees assist with the smooth running of the district.

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

Edinburgh North East District website

Edinburgh NE News

Welcome to Bill Ramsay, Deputy District Commissioner

I am looking forward to the challenges of the role of Deputy District Commissioner and supporting Rob. My scouting started as a Cub, a Scout, a Venture Scout and Assistant Cub Scout Leader at 71st Ayrshire in the village of Skelmorlie.  With work bringing me to...

WSJ journey begins

Almost 8 months ago the Jamboree journey began for the South East Scotland unit when our four Unit Leaders were selected from applicants across Scotland. Leading the unit is Alan Gibson who is an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader with South Morningside Explorer Scout...

Rob Whitelaw – New DC for Edinburgh North East

I am delighted to welcome Rob Whitelaw as the District Commissioner for Edinburgh North East. He took on this role in June 2017, having started his scouting journey nearly 40 years ago as a Cub Scout with 1st Portobello Scout Group. He became an assistant with the...

What’s Up this Summer?

This summer is gearing up to be a great one for trips abroad in the region, ranging from Jamboree visits to Explorer Belts, and much more in between. First up, we spoke to some Explorers from Pink Panther ESU to find out about their July trip to Denmark for the...

Could you be your District’s first ADC for Youth Involvement?

Are you passionate about helping young people shape Scouting in partnership with adults?  Then this could be the role for you! This is a new and exciting role in each District in South East Scotland. A key pillar of the Vision 2018 is that Scouting will be shaped by...

Presentation of Silver Acorns at the 104th Edinburgh North East

Two very special Silver Acorns were recognised at the 104th Edinburgh North East. Isla Robertson (nee Johnston) presented her father, Jimmy Johnston's, Silver Acorn to Steve Hall, Group Scout Leader, at the AGM of the 104th Edinburgh North East Scout Group, formerly...

Volunteer Vacancies – Edinburgh North East

Edinburgh North East District currently have two vacancies available on their District Team - District Commissioner and Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts).  Are you, or do you know, the right person for these roles? There is an ongoing vacancy for District...

Never Too Old for a Wood Badge

After completing 60 years in Scouting and having her 80th birthday, Evelyn Torrance of the Pilrig Scout Group rounded off a wonderful few months when the Regional Commissioner came along and presented her with her very first Wood Badge!   ARC Communications,...

Cubs Take to the Water at Longcraig

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...