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.