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Welcome to Blairvadach

With over 40 years’ experience, Blairvadach is a sector leading provider of quality outdoor education and training. We are part of Glasgow City Council’s Education Services and specialise in the personal development of the City’s young people through outdoor and adventurous education. We have an outstanding reputation for the work that we do and would love to hear from you if you wish to bring your school or youth group or would like to book onto one of our courses.

Blairvadach OEC is one of the largest residential outdoor education centres in Scotland. The centre is perfectly located on the east shore of the Gare Loch adjacent to Loch Lomond National Park. Just south of the Arrochar Alps, this location gives ease of access to all the land and water environments required to deliver a quality outdoor education programme.

We offer an exciting and diverse range of outdoor activities. We provide courses for both complete beginners and the more experienced wishing to develop their personal skills and expand their horizons. If you are interested in gaining coaching qualifications we offer training and assessment for many National Governing Body Awards.

Blairvadach City Centre Hub at the Pinkston Basin is a fantastic resource and is open to all Glasgow Schools to gain a watersports experience. It is conveniently located near the city centre, we offer activity sessions of 2 hours duration that are easily incorporated into a normal school day.

Whether you are looking to build skills and knowledge in a particular activity, become more confident and capable in your school or work environment we have a course that can help you.

What to bring, what to expect and where to find us. Check out our frequently asked questions to find out all that you need to know about visiting Blairvadach.