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Glenmore Lodge is Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.

One of three sportscotland National Centres Glenmore Lodge offers world class training in outdoor adventure sports and encourages more people to enjoy the outdoors more often. They offer courses of all levels in over 10 different disciplines ensuring there is something to interest everyone
Glenmore Lodge aims to inspire adventure by teaching beginners, coaching intermediate/advanced and delivering training and assessment courses for leaders and instructors.

National Centre Inverclyde offers a huge range of outdoor and indoor sport facilities for teams and individulas and has residential accommodation for over 140 guests.Inverclyde has grass pitches, floodlit all-weather surfaces, fitness suite and fully equipped lecture rooms, there is a five-hole golf practice facility t While inverclydes facilities have been developed for Scotlands top sportspeople, the facilities can also be used by; - educational institutes, professional and voluntary organisations, district sports councils, businesses and the community in general.

The Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) is Scotlands world class regatta venue providing championship organisers from all over the world with professional race management support. The SSI is an integrated partnership comprising RYA Scotland, Largs Yacht Haven, Largs Sailing Club and two of sportscotland’s national centres; Inverclyde and Cumbrae.

Cumbrae’s as an SSI partner provides first class on the water safety and race management expertise for, World, European and National Sailing Championships.
The SSI is based in Largs Sailing Club, on the Largs Yacht Haven site and the Institute boasts a well-established on-shore infrastructure with excellent sailing waters and has superb natural advantages that are the envy of many sailing organisations.

RYA Scotland is a forum for Scottish Sailing with representation from all styles of sailing - from Optimists to OAPs, from dinghies to motor cruisers, from schools to clubs, from ocean racers to windsurfers.

RYA Scotland delivers a World Class Racing Program in order to deliver the Olympic Stars of tomorrow. On their pathway to success Scotlands’ elite squad sailors train at Cumbrae over the winter months.

Cumbrae is pleased to be associated with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. The trust operates three sailing ships which take young people aged between 12 and 24 to sea. Through the shared challenge and adventure of life at sea, OYT Scotland aims to empower young people to discover their true potential.

Cumbrae has a close relationship with the OYT and through a mutual yacht exchange programme the OYT sail training vessels are used on Cumbrae’s Ocean Racer and Professional Yachmaster Training courses

ILA Scotland
ILA Scotland is a simple way to get up to £200 a year towards the cost of learning something new. It is a Scottish Government scheme for people ordinarily resident in Scotland, 16 or over, with an income of £22,000 a year or less or who are on benefits. The money is not a loan - so you don’t have to pay any of it back. If you want to get back into learning then ILA Scotland could help you with up to £200 towards a wide range of courses. You can study with any approved ILA Scotland learning provider.

Cumbrae courses bearing the ILA logo are approved for funding, They have been registered through sportscotlands National Centre Inverclyde, an ILA Scotland learning provider. For more information on funding and eligibility please visit the ILA website

Whatever course you decide on, make sure that you have applied for your learner account and that you have received your account number before booking a course as you cannot use your funds to pay for a course that you have already booked. Ready to Apply? Click here to request an application pack.

Need more help? Call the ILA Scotland helpline free on 0808 100 1090

The National Centre Cumbrae is run by sportscotland, the national agency for sport, leading the development of sport in Scotland. The aim is to increase participation and improve performance by investing in and joining up the people, places and thinking that make sport happen. Sportscotland is a non-departmental public body, responsible to Scottish Government ministers, it is also a National Lottery fund distributor.

Sportscotland operates three national centres; Cumbrae, Glenmore Lodge and Inverclyde all three centres provide excellent training facilities and resources for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports throughout Scotland.

Niall McTeague is an artist from the south side of Glasgow who has produced a painting for Cumbrae. Niall gathers his subject matter from his extensive travels through Scotland. Dramatic seascapes, often featuring sailing action are the main subjects of his portfolio along with landscapes and these themes overlap in paintings of hill walking, water sports and skiing which capture the imagination of the viewer. . A member of the Society of Scottish Artists he has exhibited successfully around Britain including being short listed for the Laing Art Show.

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