The Lothian Sea Kayak Club is a contact point for sea kayakers in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians. We also have and welcome members from the Borders, Fife, Strathclyde and beyond.

We have over 130 paid up members and are very active throughout the year. Activities include regular evening midweek paddles in summer, weekend trips to the west coast and other great paddling locations, and in winter we have slide shows and pool sessions. There is an annual ‘Big Bash’ hotel-based ‘social’ weekend, and other social events.

There are opportunities to develop skills and experience at a range of levels, and in the past we have run BCU 2 and 3 star training and assessments, however we don’t have a regular training programme. In the interests of safety, we advise absolute beginners to obtain some training in basic kayak safety before joining a club trip. Please feel free to ask for ways to achieve this.

We have five sea kayaks, one double sea kayak, and three surf kayaks, which are available for use by club members for a small charge. We also have limited sea kayak storage available for a resonable fee.

Most club outings are just a small group of paddlers, and they are a fantastic way to meet other local paddlers, develop your skills and explore our beautiful coastline by sea kayak.

Successful fishing trip Inchkeith at Dawn The Isle of May An evening paddle on the Forth Rough water by the Garvellachs Fladda from Belnahua Camping on the way back from the Garvellachs BCU 3 star training - Dave showing how it's done BCU 3 star training - will he fit? A lunch stop on Fidra Surfing downwind toward Bute The Bass Rock The Forth Bridge viewed in the moonlight (and floodlights) Arches off NE Scotland Paddling in the sun off the Aberdeenshire coast First aid training with George Fell First Aid Training - Nick has a happy customer! North West Scotland A line of kayakers going against the flow. Rough water around Handa Island Past the great stack on Handa island
The Forth Bridge viewed in the moonlight (and floodlights)