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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

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MIDLOTHIAN DISTRICT

Badge of Midlothian District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

  1. Midlothian District covers the local authority area of Midlothian Council. It is responsible for the Scout Groups (each of which includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and Explorer Units in the District.

The name of the District Commissioner (Acting) is Richard Fairbairn, 
richard.fairbairn@midiothianscouts.org.uk

There is a vacancy for the Deputy District Commissioner.

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

Midlothian District Scout Shop

  • The Midlothian Scout Shop is available to everyone in the Region.
  • Anything that is available on http://shop.scouts.org.uk/ can be suppied.
  • There are special offers to Leaders on personal uniform and clothing.
  • We offer minimal postage, dependant on where you are and how big the order is, and sometimes free delivery.
  • Contact us using midlothianscoutshop@gmail.com .

Midlothian News

Could you lead Scouting in Midlothian?

We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to continue to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. Martin Browne has been Acting DC for one year, as he agreed with me. He is now moving on to become Assistant Regional Commissioner, Communications. He has worked hard to...

Welcome to Richard Fairbairn, the new DC Midlothian (Acting)

I am very pleased to announce that Richard Fairbairn has agreed to be the new District Commissioner (Acting) for Midlothian. Martin Browne has worked very hard as the DC and is now moving on to become the Assistant Regional Commissioner, Communications. We will be...

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24th July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp...

Want to know more about stars and planets?

Then go to the Midlothian Science Festival  at Newbattle Abbey on Monday 7 October from 7-9pm. Five Scouts from 12th Midlothian (Dalkeith) Scout Troop are presenting a session on astronomy. The presentation has been put together with an astronomer from the Royal...

Midlothian District Scouts, Adelboden, Switzerland 2019

On Wednesday 24 July, 11 Leaders, 16 Scouts and 16 Explorers from throughout Midlothian District set off for Adelboden, Switzerland.  We arrived safely after spending 28 hours travelling by coach and ferry. On Friday we enjoyed a leisurely walk to Engstligenalp where...

Bonnyrigg Scouts’ Extreme Survival Camp

Seven Scouts and one Explorer from Bonnyrigg took part in an Extreme Survival Camp over the weekend 8-10 February. Five of the group assembled at Currie Wood, across the river from the Midlothian District campsite at Borthwick, on the Friday afternoon. Leaders Peter...

District Commissioner for Midlothian

Wanted - District Commissioner for Midlothian We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Midlothian. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and...

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...

Midlothian Beavers mighty hike

Midlothian District Beavers recently held a district hike to allow the Beavers to gain an additional hike and an opportunity to explore a country park, adventure playground and an ancient castle! Beavers from three Colonies hiked almost five miles on a...