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Longcraig Scout Centre - situated at the heart of the Forth Bridge UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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 booking 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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Book your activity session for our 50th Anniversary year

The Activities We Offer

Evening session are EV (19:00 - 21:00). Max of 24 participants per session. Weekend session are AM (10:00 - 12:00) and PM (14:00 - 16:00). Max of 30 participants per session, Activity Sessions cost £12.50 per person. Restrictions on numbers and age limits apply. The range of activities offered is dependant on weather and staff availability. See invoice for details. Our activities are not suitable for beavers or rainbows. Activities for cubs and brownies are more weather dependant. Larger groups can be accommodated by special arrangement.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Paddle your own canoe around the bay. You will learn the correct way to get in and out and be shown how to go in a straight line or circle. If weather permits you may be bale to paddle to the Forth Bridge and back or around the moorings.

Min 4, Max 12 per session.

Cost £12.50 pp

Sailing

Sailing

One of our helms can take 3 crew in a Wayfarer dingy. You will be told about the various ropes and rigging. You will be able to balance the boat and work the sails, you may even get a chance to steer.

Those that have sailed before may wish to try out one of our single handed Topper or Pico dingys. These can be sailed on your own or with a crew. Our Longboats take 8 and are more suitable for longer journeys or the less adventurous.

Min 2, Max 2 per Singlehander, 3 per Wayfarer, 8 per Longboat.

Max 6 sailing craft per safety boat, Max 2 safety boats.

Cost £12.50 pp

Rafting

Rafting

Build your own raft, launch it from the beach and paddle it around the bay. You will be shown how to lash the poles and barrels together to make a sturdy seaworthy raft. Then you will have the opportunity to prove the seaworthiness of your construction by taking it out on the water. Great activity for teams of 8 to compete against each other.

Min 6, Max 16 per session, Rafting is not suitable for cubs or brownies

Cost £12.50 pp

Cant find the activity mix you want, or need special timings. Contact us with your requirements and we will try to accommodate them. Email bookings@longcraig.info