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One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

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PENTLAND DISTRICT

One of seven Districts in South East Scotland Region

Pentland District covers the geographical area of Balerno, Juniper Green, Currie, Ratho, Colinton, Craiglockhart, Baberton, Sighthill, Colinton Mains, Oxgangs, Longstone and Shandon. It is responsible for the Scout Groups (each of which includes Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and Explorer Units in the District.

The District Commissioner is Keith Bryce.

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

Pentland District website

Pentland News

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...

The Wee Sleep Out

Malala Yousafzai, the young woman shot by the Taliban as a teenager, will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in addressing a charity event which seeks to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. Ms Yousafzai, 21,...

Pentland District’s Year by Numbers

13,800,000,000 – the number of years travelled in time by the 80 Beavers who took part in a sleepover at Dynamic Earth in May. It was a great experience to explore this popular attraction after all the visitors had disappeared. 6.4% - the increase in young people in...

Pentland Brass Monkey Camp

Over 180 Scouts made the trip to Bonaly for the annual Pentland District Brass Monkey Camp. Despite the constant Saturday rain and cold temperatures, everyone had a great time taking part in all the activities. The Scouts took part in a Monopoly-themed activity where...

Natalia gets top award

Natalia, aged 9, was presented with The Cornwell Scout Badge and the Meritorious Conduct Award, in recognition of her devotion and enthusiasm for Scouting despite suffering a life-threatening illness and undergoing major surgery and for showing great...

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...

Explorer expansion in Pentland

2017 was an exciting time for Explorers in Pentland District with the establishment of two new Units within the District. Along with the Bore Stane Unit set up in August to provide Explorer Scout provision in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh, the DEPEVAK Unit was set...

Cub lays our Remembrance wreath

Andrew from 92nd Pentland Cubs represents the Region on Remembrance Sunday This year it was Pentland District's turn to lay the South East Scotland Scouts wreath at the Service of Remembrance which took place at St Giles' Cathedral on Sunday 12 November....

Pentland DC – Volunteer Vacancy

There will be a vacancy for the role of District Commissioner from April 2017 Jenny Tait McGillivray the current DC will have completed her 5 year appointment and has decided not to renew the appointment. In line with the usual practice nominations are invited from...

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...