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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

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Badge of Midlothian District

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Midlothian District covers the local authority area of Midlothian Council. It is responsible for the Scout Groups and Explorer Units in the District.

The name of the District Commissioner is Martin Browne.

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

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Midlothian News

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...

Newtongrange Beavers Go Camping

Almost 40 Beavers from Newtongrange have just returned from a very muddy weekend camp Netherurd Campsite. Despite the rain and mud, the Beavers took part in a packed programme culminating in 30 Beavers camping overnight on Saturday. All the Beavers took part in either...

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...

YLs in Sections – Midlothian

Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections.  The experience of being a Young Leader is also extremely rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and Young Leaders are one of...

Gorebridge in Aberfeldy

Scouts and Explorer Scouts from Gorebridge (Midlothian) spent the weekend in Aberfeldy staying at the Glassie Farm Bunkhouse.  They visited the Highland Wildlife Park and also did a walk around the Birks of Aberfeldy, where Rabbie Burns wrote the song 'Birks o...

Newtongrange Scout Group – From Strength to Strength

Newtongrange Scout Group are looking forward to continued improvements to their hall on Park Road. Since the start of the year they have received funding from the Borders Railway allowing the full redecoration of their committee room including a new carpet from...