Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Fordell Firs National Scout Activity Centre, Hillend, , near Dunfermline, Fife KY11 7HQ

Contact: 01383 412704



Fordell Firs National Activity Centre is owned and operated by Scouts Scotland, which has more than 100 years of expertise in outdoor education and working with young people.

Located on the outskirts of Dunfermline, just 40 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, Fordell Firs provides a convenient, well-equipped base for school groups.

You can try Scotland’s largest manmade caving complex, reach dizzy heights on our infamous king swing, have a go at abseiling or climbing, and much more.

On a practical note, our brand new Sir Garth Morrison Lodge (open from September 2016) provides state-of-the-art accommodation for groups of all ages, and we’re located close to public transport links and supermarkets.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

Between 20 and 750

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?


Space for up to 750 campers and access to a toilet and shower block

Sir Garth Morrison Lodge

This new accommodation has the flexibility to accommodate up to 30 people, offering en-suite adult accommodation and a large dining hall/activity area with a spacious kitchen, all on one floor. It also has facilities for visitors with additional needs.

Henderson Building

The Henderson Building accommodates 40 people in 5 rooms of 4 beds, 2 rooms of 8 beds and 2 rooms of 2 beds. The building has central heating, toilets and showers on both floors and a large dining area and a kitchen. Sheets and pillows are supplied.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Camping: from £4.90 per person

Indoor accommodation: from £264 for a 2-night stay

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?


Please list facilities available.

Accommodation is self-catering but our indoor accommodation has kitchen facilities and dining areas for you to prepare your own meals. We can also recommend local suppliers if you wish to buy your catering in.

We have a classroom and a wet weather hall.

What are your disabled facilities?

Yes, our new Sir Garth Morrison Lodge has facilities for people with disabilities or reduced mobility. Talk to us about your needs prior to a booking.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information? 

We’re close to public transport link and really well located for sightseeing in Edinburgh. Some nearby attractions include:

•             Adventure Golf Island

•             Dunfermline Abbey

•             Deep Sea World

•             Edinburgh Zoo

•             Edinburgh Castle

Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September

Accommodation Type: Camping Outdoor Residential Centres

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