WE ARE NATURISTS

- from many different walks of life, professions, nationalities, of different ages, shapes, sizes, physiques - but we all agree on one thing: We know from our own personal experience the wonderful health enhancing benefits of being Outdoors, Unclothed (weather permitting! ) - and even naked Indoors. We share this enlivening experience with others who have also discovered the healing caress of a gentle breeze on the body, the sun’s welcoming warmth all over, the simple joy of seeing and being - Ourselves, as we are.

PEACEFUL SECLUSION

Nestling amid woodland, with breathtaking views of Loch Lomond just beyond, the Scottish Outdoor Club is a Naturist gem where you can spend the entire weekend in a welcoming, family friendly, clothes-free environment. A Clubhouse with self-catering accommodation and a warming log fire; a wood-fired sauna a few steps away; a miniten court; the short walk to a bracing skinny dip in the loch; showers and a Big Hut for social gatherings when the weather offers a challenge; camping pitches and chalets.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Being naked in Nature encourages relaxation and a healthy acceptance of one’s own and others’ body image. More and more people are realising the significant benefits that simple nudity brings to mental, emotional and physical health, body image issues, and our ability to relax from the rigours of daily life. It’s widely accepted that having the sun and fresh air on your skin is essential. Why not go for maximum benefit? Removing your clothes can feel like removing a lot of stress and worry-especially any hang-ups you may have about your body. You’re accepted for who you are. What freedom!

NATURISM

Naturism is normal: We are ordinary people choosing not to wear clothes when the weather and circumstances are appropriate. Our activities are no different from what most people do in their leisure time. We’re not anti-clothes, we just know they are not always essential. It’s also a lot of fun!

Naturism is not about sex: Naturists are not asexual, but despite what people think, a gathering of naked people doesn’t make for a sexually charged environment. It is also significant that women who do try Naturism are often more passionate about it and it appears that it changes their lives more deeply than their male counterparts. Many women also say that they were introduced to Naturism by a husband or boyfriend and were hesitant, but now can’t imagine life without it and believe it to be good for them and the entire family.

You won't be embarrassed: Once in a naturist place, you soon get used to being surrounded by naked people and forget that you are not wearing clothes.  What you look like is irrelevant; it’s all about feeling good for yourself.

Naturism is very popular: Millions of people in the UK and around the world have discovered this wonderful way of life; a national survey by IPSOS-MORI in 2011 discovered that there are 3.7 million naturists in the UK. There are thousands of holiday resorts and other places serving the community. Plenty of people skinny-dip, go topless on beaches and spend time naked at home.

Naturist children are happy, well-adjusted and safe: Children don’t care if they are wearing clothes or not, it’s adults who make them get dressed. They grow up with a better understanding of what will happen to their bodies and enjoy a relaxed, outdoor life. Naturist places  tend to have entry requirements and secure gates, making the inside a far safer environment than the outside.


The above text has been taken from the British Naturism Website.     
https://www.bn.org.uk


A recent study by Dr. Keon West indicates that naturism boosts self-esteem, happiness and life satisfaction.

BE FREE IN NATURE

ISLAND VISITS

You’ll feel all your tensions unwind and vanish as the ferry heads out from Balmaha for the half hour sail to Inchmurrin. Balmaha is served by the 309 bus from Balloch and Alexandria. Cars can be parked at the Balmaha Boatyard. We gather at The Oak Tree Inn early on Friday evening, and walk down to the boatyard for the ferry. The ferry returns to the island to pick us up at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Full details are provided when you when you book your visit.

We warmly welcome Newcomers looking to explore Naturism for the first time, and visits from old and new friends from across the UK and around the world.  

The FIRST RULE OF NATURISM? BRING A TOWEL! One to sit on, and another towel (or two! ) if you’d like to go swimming or use the sauna and showers. There are no shops on the island, so you’ll need to bring all your own food and refreshments. It is advisable to wear warm, waterproof clothing - the trip on the ferry can be cool in the evening. And if it’s been wet, Wellies are an essential! Don’t forget sun tan lotion and insect repellent, if you use them. We have overnight accommodation in the Clubhouse and Chalets, depending upon availability. And there’s plenty of room for camping.

Prices:
Indoor Accommodation: £18 per person per night
Tent Pitch: £15 per person per night
Return Ferry Fare: £12 / £6 per child.

Booking is essential by e-mail for all visits.
secretary@scottishoutdoor.club

We welcome Naturist visitors, couples, families and singles, and new members. Join us!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2021

26 - 28 MARCH SEASON OPENS

2 - 5 APRIL EASTER WEEKEND
SOC members meet for an Easter Egg Hunt!

16 - 18 APRIL WORKING WEEKEND
As always, free accommodation for working visitors.

7 - 9 MAY MUSIC/OPEN WEEKEND WITH CEILIDH

28 - 30 MAY BODY-PAINTING & LIFEDRAWING WEEKEND

11 - 13 JUNE BBQ WEEKEND
Plus all the normal delights of Naturism – Skinny dipping, Sauna, Sunshine and Fresh Air!

25 - 27 JULY DANCE WEEKEND
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: a 5 Rhythms® workshop with Angela Lord.
Our capacity for joy, creativity, intuition and play often gets overlaid by the pressures of everyday life, perhaps never more so than in this past year of pandemic. Drawing on the practice of 5 Rhythms® dance, and the idyllic environment of the Scottish Outdoor Club at Inchmurrin, we will make space for movement and dance, time in nature, and creative play, breathing deep to refresh body and soul.  Some experience of 5 Rhythms would be helpful but is not required: being open to exploration is much more important!  The workshop will be fully clothed, with some discretion in respect of outdoor activities; accordingly, participants should be comfortable in the presence of others who are unclothed/partially clothed. 
Practical details - cost, travel, accommodation etc - to be confirmed nearer the time.
Please note that any government health restrictions in place at the time will be strictly adhered to.

30 JULY - 1 AUGUST SPORTS WEEKEND
With possible BBQ!

27 - 29 AUGUST GARDENING WEEKEND WITH JAMER MILLER

10 - 12 SEPTEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND WITH KENNETH GORDON

24 - 26 SEPTEMBER BRAMBLE JELLY WEEKEND
Make your own jelly and jam using our abundant brambles!

1 - 3 OCTOBER SEASON CLOSES
We turn off the taps, drain the tanks, and lock the locks for another year – but not before we enjoy our final, refreshing Swims, Saunas, Sunshine and meals together for 2020!

Click here to download the full details of our past Events Programme 2020.

SCOTTISH OUTDOOR CLUB

MEMBERSHIPS

Now in our eighth decade, we warmly welcome those who might be thinking about joining us on a regular basis. The Scottish Outdoor Club is 100% owned and maintained by its members.  If you’re interested in membership you’ll need to visit us at the club at least twice.  

There are a number of beautiful and interesting chalets tucked around onsite, all with electricity and most with running water. Full members are entitled to purchase a chalet of their own.  If you have looked into buying a hut elsewhere in Scotland – Carbeth, for example, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised at how little you might need to spend for a rustic hideaway at the Scottish Outdoor Club, so near to Glasgow, where you can enjoy your life in the Naturist way in the midst of beautiful secluded woodland with like minded people.  

Please also be aware that anyone seeking membership should  understand that all able bodied persons are expected to assist and help out in the maintenance of our Club grounds and buildings.

For more information contact:  secretary@scottishoutdoor.club

VISITS

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MEMBERSHIPS

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