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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 Sports Training Centre Inverclyde is the first of it’s kind in the UK, designed for inclusivity. It reopened in 2017 following a £12m redevelopment and is now an inclusive centre that acts as both a residential training centre and one that operates for the local community. Inverclyde and Cumbrae work together to ensure a joint centre approach to residentials, particularly for school groups.

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

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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