Physical Activity Groups

 

 

Edinburgh

Ladies Recreational Football (LaRF)

2nd Monday of every month | 7-8pm
Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, EH7 4BS

Fun football for women regardless of fitness, ability and age. Fun, inclusive and social meetup with no commitment and no pressure. Come meet new and old friends whilst improving your fitness all in fun.

Contact:
 kirstensinclair@netscape.net
 0751 278 5908

Outdoorsy LGBT

We’re a new, friendly group that organises outdoorsy activities for LGBT people – single or partnered – of all ages and abilities, although individual events won’t necessarily be suitable for all abilities. We’ll organise anything that’s outdoorsy: walks – from a stroll around a park to climbing a Munro – wild camping, mountain-biking, road-cycling, climbing, kayaking, sailing, wild swimming, etc… We also organise non-outdoorsy events: cinema trips, visits to museums and galleries, attending talks and performances, meals/drinks-out, etc… We love meeting new members, and we understand that attending your first event can be at least a little daunting, so we’ve prepared this: First-time nerves.

Meetup group: 
www.meetup.com/outdoorsy-lgbt 

LGBT Basketball Group

Tuesdays | 7-8pm
At Leith Community Education Centre, 12A Newkirkgate, EH6 6AD
Cost: £2 per session | £15 membership

A friendly and informal weekly group for beginner and regular players alike. Get in touch with Jules and Shirley for more information.

Contact:
 LGBTbasketballedinburgh@gmail.com

The Amazing Gracies Football Team

Wednesdays | 7pm
At Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, EH7 4BS
Cost: £3 per session

The club promotes participation in football for LGBT (and non-LGBT) women. New players of all levels welcome to come along. No matter the Scottish weather, we usually gather once a week for a kick about of 5 a side footy.

Contact:
  amazinggraciesfc@hotmail.com
  www.amazinggraciesfc.org.uk/

HotScots 

Thursdays | 8.45-10pm
Saughton Sports Complex, Stevenson Drive, EH11 3HB

Scotland’s first LGBT football team, which meets regularly with like-minded teams throughout the UK and internationally. Whilst being competitive, we also pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive, community club. We arrange local friendlies and 5-aside tournaments, as well as popular socials throughout the year.

Contact: 
 mail@hotscotsfc.com
 www.hotscotsfc.com
 www.facebook.com/HotScotsFC
 @HotScotsFC

ShuttleScots Badminton Group

Tuesdays | 7-9pm
At Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139-143 London Road, EH7 6AE
Cost: £2 per session | £30 12-week membership

Relaxed and friendly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group. We are all about meeting new people, making friends, developing skills and playing badminton in a supportive & non judgemental environment.

The group is made up of  members of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations and we welcome individuals of all badminton abilities, including those who have never played previously. Social activites are a key part of the club and are regularly organised throughout each month.

If you’d like to join us at a session you are free to have a taste, have a look and bring a friend! The first session is free and we have spare racquets to borrow if you don’t have your own. Drop us an email or complete the form opposite in advance and we’ll make sure that there are spaces available and that we look out for you on the night.

Contact:
 info@shuttlescots.co.uk
 www.shuttlescots.co.uk
 www.facebook.com/ShuttleScots/

Edinburgh Racqueteers

Thursdays | 7-9pm
At Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139-143 London Road, EH7 6AE
Cost: £3.50 per session | £26 16-week membership

An inclusive (mainly gay and lesbian) badminton club. Seeks more full-time and part-time players. Plays more at an intermediate level and takes part in some friendly competitions. Come along, have fun, enjoy meeting the other members for a friendly game and a social get-together afterwards. Plays all year round and can generally accommodate more players during the summer season (May-Aug).

Contact:
 info@theracqueteers.co.uk

Caledonian Thebans RFC

Tuesdays and Thursdays |6.30pm

Scotland’s first gay/bi friendly rugby club. We offer gay/bi/trans men the chance to learn the game and play rugby in a safe and supportive environment, though all sexualities are welcome. New players (18+) at whatever level or experience, and new supporters are equally welcome to the club. We train twice weekly at the Murrayfield back pitches.

Contact:
 membership@thebans-rfc.co.uk.
 www.thebans-rfc.co.uk

Lilidots

Walking group for woman who identify with the lesbian community. We have a variety of walks throughout the year, some taking in a hill or two (sometimes Munros), while others are low level. Women travel from throughout Scotland to enjoy the walks and the company. We also have twice yearly walking week-ends in a beautiful part of Scotland. Many women come on their own, and we pride ourselves on being welcoming to new women.

Contact:
 www.lilidots.co.uk

Edinburgh Frontrunners

Wednesdays | 6.50pm
At Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road, EH16 5BB
Saturdays | 9.50am
At Glenogle Swim Centre, Glenogle Road, EH3 5JB

We are a running club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight friends. Membership is open to all, regardless of age, gender identity or expression, sexuality or running ability. Edinburgh Frontrunners is the UK’s seventh and Scotland’s second Frontrunners club, and part of an international collection of Frontrunners groups with branches in over 100 cities around the world!

We hold two recreational club runs each week. All runs depart from a leisure centre, with both venues offering cubicled showers and gender neutral changing areas.Showers cost £1.70, and lockers use a refundable £1 coin deposit or token. After each run, we go to a nearby pub or cafe for food and drinks.

Contact:
 www.edinburghfrontrunners.org
 www.facebook.com/groups/EdinburghFrontrunners
 @EdiFrontrunners

The Gay Outdoor Club 

Operates throughout the UK and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities for LGBT people and their friends. In Scotland there are groups which arrange day walks, cycling, mountain biking, badminton, running, swimming, and kayaking.  There are also mountaineering, caving, and rock climbing groups, which organise weekend and longer events further afield.

Contact:
 0141 950 1081      scotland@goc.org.uk
 www.goc.org.uk

Gay Gordons

Mondays | 7.30pm
At Kirk O’Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR

Dancers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome at this LGBTQI Scottish country dance group. Each term introduces a new programme of dances, so it’s ideal if you can come along at the start  (September, January or May). The emphasis is on fun. All we ask is that if you come to one of our classes, you’re happy to dance with everyone – man with man, woman with woman, or man with woman!

Contact:
 info@gaygordonsedinburgh.com
 www.gaygordonsedinburgh.com

LGBTQ Yoga

Monthly Saturdays 6-7.15pm
At Santosa Yoga Studio, 21 Albert Street, EH7 5LH

Suitable for beginners as well as seasoned yoga practitioners, these one-off sessions provide a supportive space to explore the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga practice. Experienced Edinburgh Community Yoga teacher, Amy Hughes will lead a variety of yoga postures, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditations, helping us to experience greater flexibility, strength and comfort in our bodies, whilst also ‘switching off’ to bring deep relaxation which often leaves the mind quieter.

Contact:
 amy@atha-yoga.co.uk

 

Glasgow

Glasgow Gay Rambling Group

2nd Saturday of the month | 11am
Meets near Charing Cross, Glasgow

Walks are decided on the morning, partly depending on the weather, and partly on ideas suggested by those present. Cars are shared. Bring a packed lunch. Tel: 0141 950 1081.

Contact: 
 robert@gocscotland.org
 0141 950 1081

Glasgow FrontRunners

Thursdays 6.15pm and Sundays 10.30am
Arc Sports Complex, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road 

Glasgow FrontRunners is an award-winning inclusive running club with strong links to Glasgow’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and friends. GFR welcomes all budding runners, regardless of age, gender identity or expression, sexuality or running ability.

Our JogScotland-trained jog leaders offer a range of runs each session that take you through the sights and scenes of Greater Glasgow. We cater for all abilities throughout the year – in January our 9-week ‘Couch to 5km’ programme supports absolute beginners, and each week jog leaders offer a whole range of options from easy-paced 5kms, right through to 10km, half-marathon and full-marathon training programmes.

On the first Thursday each month we follow up the run with a social night at Cafe Hula. We also have an active and inclusive women’s group who meet on the last Thursday each month.

Whether you’re just starting out, looking to improve, compete, or just to meet fellow LGBT runners, come along and try it out!

Contact:
run@glasgowfrontrunners.org
 www.glasgowfrontrunners.org

Ladies Recreational Football (LaRF)

Tuesdays every week | 7-8pm / 2nd and last Sunday of every month | 3-4pm
Glasgow Green Football Centre, 28 King’s Drive, G40 1HB

Fun football for women regardless of fitness, ability and age. Fun, inclusive and social meetup with no commitment and no pressure. Come meet new and old friends whilst improving your fitness all in fun.

Contact:
 kirstensinclair@netscape.net
 0751 278 5908