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We meet regularly on Saturday mornings at Bridge 8 Hub and Paddle Cafe at 10:30 am.

Occasionally we have 'Dragon Days Out' to Port Edgar Marina (South Queensferry) or Lochore Meadows Country Park.

We are also planning trips to Auchinstarry Marina on the Forth and Clyde Canal and possibly to Strathclyde Country Park!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and times.

March 11, 2017

The flower ceremony has become an important tradition in breast cancer survivor Dragon Boating. On our first paddle of the season, we come together to remember the Dragons who we have lost but whose spirit lives on in each of us.

Sally, our helm, took the opportunity...

December 4, 2016

Our intrepid Dragons, Sally, Melanie, Catherine, Claire and Helen, are taking part in the 2017 New Year's Day Loony Dook and plunging themselves into the freezing Firth of Forth at South Queensferry to raise funds to send some of our members to the International Regatt...

April 9, 2016

 

Each year we honour the ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing with an Eye Dotting and Dragon Blessing Ceremony. We invite priests  to the waters of the Forth to conduct this ancient and colourful ritual.

 

The priests set up their altar right on the dock...

November 7, 2015

Calm seas and stormy skies greeted us as Port Edgar today for the last paddle of the season, but we Dragons braved the rain and headed out into the Forth.  We practiced our racing starts and Sally had another go on the helm.  After and hour on the water and being soake...

October 29, 2015

We have revamped the website and we would love to know what you think.  Do you have any pictures of the Dragons you would like to show?  Any stories you would be happy to share on the blog?  Let us know......

 

 

April 9, 2015

 

Dotting the eyes is believed to protect the paddlers from evil spirits and disease for the rest of the year. The ancient ritual (called "Awakening the Dragon") is performed and the eyes of the dragon head are literally "dotted" as a symbol to awaken the spirit of the...

September 1, 2014

Six Port Edgar Dragons went  to the first ever British Paddlers for Life Dragon Boat Regatta.  What a spectacular setting Lake Windermere was for the event.   A breezy morning we joined health workers from Lancashire to make up the very noisy and colourful team ‘Oarsom...

June 9, 2014

 

We entered the Leith Dragon Boat Challenge on 8th June 2014, its an annual charity fundraising event organised by Leith Rotary

 

We had a lot of fun at the event and raised  money towards buying a road-worthy trailer for our smaller Dragon Boat so that we can move...

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© Port Edgar Dragons

 

Port Edgar Dragons is a Scottish charity for cancer survivors, particularly breast cancer, and their supporters. The physical activity and team support foster the wellbeing of those with experience of cancer.

 

We are registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Scottish Charity Reg No is SC041803.  

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Welcome to the Port Edgar Dragons