Sport & Exercise

Firbush Outdoor Activity Centre

Firbush is open to the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh and the wider community.

Important Update - 05 January 2021

Following the Scottish Government announcement regarding tighter Coronavirus restrictions coming into force from midnight 04 January 2021, Firbush will be closed to users until at least 01 February 2021.​​​​​​​

Find out more

Set in a spectacular location on the south shore of Loch Tay our residential outdoor activity centre offers an extensive programme of watersport and mountain activities throughout the year. Firbush also offers spaces year round for reading parties, team building, management training courses and conferences, there really is something for everybody. 

Our facilities

Visitors will stay in our cosy Norwegian Pine log cabin, with all meals and equipment provided. There's also a bar and lecture room facilities onsite.

Winter skills courses

Navigation and route finding, avalanche awareness; safe movement in the winter environment including the use of ice axe and crampons.

Family summer activity holidays

Enjoy a week or long weekend of outdoor activities at Firbush this summer

May long weekend courses

Firbush outdoor centre
Want to get a paddlesports award accredited by the Scottish Canoe Association or a sailing or windsurfing qualification approved by the Royal Yachting Association?

Reading parties

Firbush is a unique venue for hosting a customised blend of academic and outdoor programmes.

Club weekends

Specialist and general weekends are available to University of Edinburgh clubs and societies.

Conferences and corporate events

Firbush is a superb location for small conferences, seminars or brainstorming meetings.

Instructor training

Firbush provides quality instructor training and employment opportunities.

Firbush Office opening times

Firbush Outdoor Centre operates seven days a week throughout the year, however, to book this needs to be done during the Firbush office opening hours.

Firbush webcam

Enjoy a live view looking out over Loch Tay from the harbour at Firbush

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Happy 50th Birthday, Firbush!

Firbush 50th
Our Firbush Outdoor Centre is celebrating 50 years of education, community and adventure.