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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Longcraig is closed until 1 July. Existing bookings will be rearranged or refunded. Please see the following statement from the Region and Longcraigs contingency plan

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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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Our new season runs from

4th May until 20th September 2020

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BOOKINGS are Temporarily Suspended

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Temporary Closure of Longcraig Scout Centre

All Leaders will be aware of the recent email from Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner, instructing that ALL face to face Scouting activities are suspended until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Schools have also been instructed to cancel planned events and as a result we have decided to close the Regional Scout Centres until 30th June 2020 to ensure the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff.

All customers with a booking during the period 16th March to 30th June will be contacted by our teams over the course of the next month and will be offered the choice of transferring to an alternative date or a refund. More ....


Bookings will open 1st February 2020

We're delaying the opening of bookings for the new season to fit in with the publishing schedule for local Scout and Guide newsletters. We hope that syncronising the launch of the new season across all media outlets will be fairer to all customers and ensure everyone has the opportunity to get the dates they want.


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.