Lagganlia feels remote but is in fact only a few minutes drive away from 'civilisation' (see our Locations & Directions page to see exactly where we are). We are only 2½ hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow and approx 9 miles from Kingussie and 8 miles from Aviemore.
What do we do?
Lagganlia Centre was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on 30th June 1970. The land/original buildings were gifted to the citizens of Edinburgh by the philanthropist George Boyd Anderson as part of his vision to give the young people of the Edinburghl a chance to ski. A vision which included the building of Hillend Dry Ski Slope on the outskirts of Edinburgh (then the longest dry ski slope in Europe).
aims to give individuals the opportunity to grow in confidence and
develop personally through the medium of outdoor activities and
adventures. For Scottish schools/colleges we deliver many aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence and for all groupfs we offer high quality residential opportunities for full board Outdoor Learning Courses and Adventures and Expeditions. We also have Self-catering Accommodation where groups can plan their own adventure or hire an instructor/guide for a day activity of their choice. For special group events we can also offer day
visitor activities and some conference type facilities. We also
have an extensive instructor training programme and are proud to
be able to train the instructors of the future.
Why come to Lagganlia?
Our location is stunning, our accommodation is warm and comfortable, our instructors are highly qualified in a large range of outdoor activities and, in the main, you will be allocated your own instructor who will work with you throughout your stay with us - you will get to know them and they will get to know you - your abilities and aspirations! Our equipment is top of the range, regularly checked and maintained and is free to use when working with one of our instructors.
Is it good value for money? ABSOLUTELY!
We are part of a Local Authority (City of Edinburgh Council) Department and therefore strive to deliver activities of the highest quality without the pressures of needing to make enormous profits.
Friends of Lagganlia is a registered charity which has been formed by a group of individuals who believe in the powerful impact that outdoor learning residentials can have on the personal and social development of our young people. In these tough financial times more and more people from disadvantaged backgrounds are excluded from accessing the benefits of residential experiences. Friends of Lagganlia initially aims to:
1) raise funds to set up a bursary scheme to allow children to join their classmates on a school residential, where cost would otherwise be a barrier to participation.
2) consider requests from Lagganlia for financial assistance towards improving the quality of the outdoor learning experience at the Centre.