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£3,355raised of £2,500 target by 78 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,355 to support the 'Save Longcraig' campaign and to generate a working fund to take us through the transition process.

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017

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    A proposal has been made to close Longcraig Scout Centre at the end of this 2017 season, after 48 years of successfully providing equipment, facilities and skills training relating to a wide variety of water activities. Many of the reasons presented for this proposed closure are unfounded, and a revised and updated Business Plan is being put together which will present the case for the continuation of Longcraig as a Centre of Excellence for Water Activities for Scouting (and other youth organisations) in East and South East Scotland.This fund is being put together to support the transition process of restoring Longcraig Scout Centre as a viable and vibrant activity centre which will continue to provide it's expertise and capability for a further 50 years or so. The funding will help us through the coming winter where we need to carry out all the usual maintenance on all the boats and equipment, the building and facilities, and also to 'catch up' on some neglected or under-funded activities from the past two years or so.

    In the event that these funds are not all fully utilised, any balances will be transferred as a donation to the local RNLI in South Queensferry, Scotland's busiest lifeboat station, who provide life saving and emergency cover to mariners and seafarers 365 days a year, helping to keep us all safe.



    • Ian Harrower10 months ago
      Ian Harrower

      Ian Harrower

      10 months ago

      As we near the end of this I'd like to thank everyone for all the support and their contributions. As we have exceeded our target we will be donating a proportion to the RNLI as promised. And we will insure that all money received will be used in the best possible way to help ensure the future of Longcraig. Please feel free to like our page "Save Longcraig" on Facebook where updates will be ongoing. Thanks again for your overwhelming generosity and support.

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    • Ian Harrower11 months ago
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      Ian Harrower

      11 months ago

      Today was our Crossing Experience, so here we are. Thanks again to everyone for all the support and messages of goodwill. It made the whole 1.7 miles all worth it!

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    • Ian Harrower1 year ago
      Ian Harrower

      Ian Harrower

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone for your mesasges of support, the response has been amazing in a very short time. It's great to her from people who were invovled years ago, many thanks for showing your support and your appreciation for what the Centre does. We'll keep everyone posted over the coming days and beyond that too as things develop.

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    Page last updated on: 9/24/2017 8:02 PM



    • Anonymous


      Sep 24, 2017

      Cannot believe that this very worthy group might have been allowed to vanish without internal assistance.l


    • Charlie  J

      Charlie J

      Sep 12, 2017

      Thanks to the team who made all this happen :-)


    • P Leckie

      P Leckie

      Sep 10, 2017

      A very worthy cause! Youth go there to learn and experience everthing that Longcraig has to offer. It is run by a very dedicated, hard working team who give up their time so others can benefit.


    • K Pullen

      K Pullen

      Sep 6, 2017


    • Scott Richards

      Scott Richards

      Sep 5, 2017

      Good luck


    • Peter  Young

      Peter Young

      Sep 4, 2017

      hope the community can help to keep this facility running through donations


    • Audrey Simon

      Audrey Simon

      Sep 4, 2017

      Excellent resource, why would anyone want to close it


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