Welcome to Borthwick!

Borthwick Scout Campsite has now reopened. We hope to welcome you and your groups to use our facilities whether it be for an overnight stopover or for something longer. Borthwick is the perfect campsite for all camp styles. We’d love to see you at Borthwick!

Brian McGuff
District Commissioner

What is Borthwick?

Borthwick Scout Campsite is about 10 miles south of Edinburgh located in the charming hamlet of Borthwick, Midlothian. Positioned in a sheltered valley surrounded by mixed woodland and farmland. Suitable for all camp styles. It provides an ideal base for exploring the nearby countryside and local landmarks. While still being at the heart of the Midlothian countryside.

Borthwick’s locations and how to get to us can found on the Location page of this website, as can all the facilities that Borthwick has to offer which can be found on the Facilities page.

Day Visitors

It is not always necessary to stay overnight. Day visitors are welcome throughout the day and evening to enjoy the facilities that Borthwick has to offer.


Borthwick can be booked via our Online Booking System, which can be found here. You can also view our availability Calendar here.

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