Longcraig Scout Centre

South East Scotland Region

Longcraig Scout Centre

Situated at the heart of the Forth Bridge UNESCO World Heritage Site

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We are now closed for the season

Bookings will reopen in early 2023

Check back here for details in the new year

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Longcraig is a water sports centre owned and operated by the Scout Association and run entirely by volunteer staff. The centre operates from a purpose built building situated in the corner of the Dalmeny Estate by Longcraig pier, South Queensferry. Our purpose is to provide adventurous activities based around the water for Scouts and Guides living in the South East of Scotland and for those visiting from other regions . Longcraig is also a recognised RYA training centre and all our activity staff hold RYA and BCU qualifications as well as Scout activity permits. We take activity session bookings from Scout and Guide groups and can offer activities for Cubs to Explorers and Leaders. Book one of our sessions to try sailing, kayaking or rafting.

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Providing water activities for Scouting since 1969

Latest News

Season 2022 has now ended

We are now closed for the winter and will open again in May 2023. Our booking site will reopen in early 2023 to accept bookings for the new season.


Longcraig 50

2019 was our 50th year of operation at Longcraig pier. The anniversary celebrations included several specific events and the issuing of a commemorative badge to every participant who attended a session during 2019.

We also launched a new website 50 Years@LSC which hosts a collection of photographs taken at Longcraig over the last 50 Years.

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GetInvolved @ Longcraig - we are looking for people to join our volunteer team. If you would like to get involved check out our recruitment page.

We are not just looking for water qualified people. We need volunteers to help get the boats out of storage and stowed away at the end of each session and to help get participants on to the water. We also need people who can help maintain and look after our buildings and equipment. Longcraig is supported by a core team of just 35 people, yet we deliver activities almost everyday from May to September. We would relay like to spread the load and hope you can help.

Please see our recruitment page for details.