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Welcome to the Scottish Gliding Centre


The Board have been closely following what other clubs are doing and have reluctantly decided that the Club should suspend all flying operations immediately (from Monday 23rd March) and move the airfield to a care and maintenance basis until government requirements change.

We believe that it is only a matter of time before further restrictions are imposed, as in several other countries, and that in order to be socially responsible, to protect our members and reputation this is the best course of action.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and are prepared to change policy quickly when appropriate.

Obviously we cannot undertake any Air Experience flying at the moment but all vouchers which would otherwise expire will be honoured after the Government restrictions are lifted.

Stay safe everyone and follow the guidelines - you know it makes sense!

Air Experiences

Air Experiences
Air Experiences

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Mini Courses

Mini Courses
Mini Courses

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Learn to Glide

Learn To Glide Packages
Learn To Glide Packages

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“Whatever gliding is for you, we can make it happen.”

Ridge Soaring

Soaring on Benarty Hill

This is the simplest form of soaring, and flight is possible for many hours. On a good day, you could be airborne long after an light plane would run out of fuel!


Inverted at the top of a loop

If you’re an adrenalin addict we can teach you to swoop, loop and dive.  Gliders can perform all the same figures that powered aircraft can!

Cross Country

An epic cross-country flight

Using just the energy in the atmosphere, pilots can fly to the furthest flung corners of Scotland and beyond.

Disability Gliding

WoA's adapted glider

Walking On Air is a charity based at the SGC, which provides gliding experiences for those with disabilities.  An adapted glider and clubhouse allows most people with disabilities exactly the same opportunities as the able bodied.

Many of our members use skills they have learnt gliding as the foundation of other forms of aviation. Gliding is a cheaper way of developing basic flying skills, and it develops a greater awareness of weather and terrain. Light aircraft and microlights are another challenge for glider pilots, but gliding usually remains our real passion in aviation.

We welcome individual pilots and expeditions from other clubs in the UK and overseas.  Our location gives opportunities for ridge soaring, thermal and wave flying, and our facilities are second to none.  Booking is required.  Click for more information.

Away to an Expedition
Away to an Expedition
  • Flying 364 days a year, weather permitting.  We don’t fly on Christmas Day;
  • Instruction available 7 days a week;
  • Breakfast and lunch available;
  • Basic accommodation – 5 single rooms, 4 twin rooms;
  • Training for all levels from complete beginners (ab-initio) to Bronze and beyond – a BGA Bronze badge is the gliding equivalent of a PPL;
  • Wheel-chair access to the clubhouse & accommodation.