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The Cramond Boat Club is located at the mouth of the River Almond at Cramond, only 4 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

Cramond has a long and fascinating history as a port, the earliest recorded use being by the Romans. A fine example of a Roman fort was discovered at Cramond in the 1950s. The River Almond was used in conjunction with the iron trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, importing iron and exporting nails all over Europe.


The Clubhouse is situated on the quayside by the River Almond. On the first floor the premises include a lounge bar with panoramic views over the moorings and the Firth of Forth, and a function hall with kitchen. On the ground floor there is a committee room, changing rooms with showers and toilets, a workshop and boat sheds for the Club rescue boats and members' tenders.

The Club lays moorings for around 40 keelboats in the mouth of the River Almond, and has an enclosed dinghy park with space for another 40 boats. Visiting yachts can lie alongside at the quay wall and visitors are given the use of the Club facilities.


Membership of the Cramond Boat Club is available in a number of categories. The 2020-21 subscriptions for each category of membership are as follows:

Type Description Cost
Full Entitled to make use of all Club facilities and activities £156.00
Family Two adults plus children under 18 years old £234.00
Under 26 Full member on reduced subscription £78.00
Student Full member who is a full-time student £39.00
Junior Under 18 years old on 30th November £39.00
Social Only entitled to use the Club's social facilities £39.00
Associate Member of an Associate Group £78.00
Retired Retired member £78.00

Subscriptions for 2021-22 will be set during September 2021, and must be paid by the AGM at the end of November 2021.

New members are welcome, with applications subject to an informal interview with a member of the Committee. Application forms are available from the clubhouse or can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


The 2020-21 committee of the Club is as follows:


Commodore (commodore) Hamish Henderson
Vice Commodore (vicecommodore) position vacant
Rear Commodore (rearcommodore) Dave McKay
Hon. Secretary (secretary) Alexander MacAulay
Hon. Treasurer (treasurer) Keith Driver
Sailing Secretary (sailing) Campbell Calder

Committee Members:

Membership Secretary (membership) Jim Stuart
Moorings Convenor (moorings) Jeff McLeod
Dinghy Park Convenor (dinghypark) Paul Sizeland
Training Officer (training) Lawrie Elliott
Bosun (bosun) Ben Galloway
Bar Convenor (bar) Mike Haynes
House Convenor (house) Dave McKay
Social Convenor (social) position vacant

Non-committee Posts:

Magazine Editor (seagull) Jennie Stansfield

You can email individual committee members using the short title given in brackets in the table above (e.g. commodore, sailing, training, etc) @ cramondboatclub .org .uk

Phone numbers of committee members are given in the club handbook.

Regular communications to members are provided by means of a Google Group which is by invitation, in order to minimise SPAM. If you are a member, but not receiving communications on this group, then send an e-mail to membership @


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