Longcraig @ 50

Longcraig will be 50 years old in 2019. To mark this occasion we are planning a year of celebratory activities

We hope you will join us down at the center for one of the special events we have planned to mark this anniversary

Book of Memories

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Longcraig Scout Centre operating at Longcraig Pier. We would like to mark this occasion by compiling what we are calling a Book of Memories, although it may be display boards, a website or a presentation, that's still to be decided. To do this we need some help.

Have you ever made use of the services or the equipment at Longcraig? If so, do you have a story to tell? We are compiling a book of tales and memoirs, so all contributions are welcome. Especially from the early years (there’s not so many of these folks still about!) but just as important, things from more recent years. Were you at the opening ceremony for the Centre in 1969? Or the ‘new Building’ in 1998? – we’d love to hear from you. Is your family a second or third generation Longcraig participant? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Did you achieve a badge, award, or certificate? – we’d love to hear from you! Have you got any memorable photos? – we’d love to hear from you!

Please send all your tales, memories and photos to remember@longcraig.info

Oldest Photo Competition

As part of Longcraig 2019 we are running a competition to find the oldest photo. To participate please submit a photo clearly showing Longcraig buildings, Longcraig equipment or a Longcraig staff member participating in water activities. The oldest photo submitted in the opinion of the judges wins a small prise. Photos must be JPG, no larger than 4M and should be emailed to pics@longcraig.info . Include information about the pic that will help the judges identify the subject of your photo. Submitted photos may be used in Longcraig 2019 marketing material.

District Events

Each of the 7 Districts in the Region has been offered the opportunity of a special water themed event to be run at a venue of their choice

The current planned events are;

  • Borders - 1 to 2 June @ St Marys Loch
  • North East - 15 to 16 June @ Longcraig
  • Craigalmond - 24 to 25 August @ Longcraig
  • East Lothian - 8 September @ Longcraig
  • Midlothian - 14 to 15 September @ Longcraig

These events will be organised by the respective Region with Longcraig providing the water activities - Full details soon

Scottish Scout Regatta

We are in discussion with Scouts Scotland to host this years Scottish Scout Regatta at Longcraig. The dates will be Sat 28th to Sun 29th September. We will provide full details when the decision has been finalised.