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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.

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...



The start of a new year can lead to many things: writing resolutions, forgetting distressing events of the last and looking forward to better times. Not many people would associate New Year’s Day with the chance to run into freezing water dressed in a dragon costume!


November 15, 2015


As you know, Emma Herman-Smith was a founding member of the Port Edgar Dragons who sadly passed away in October 2014.


Emma's mum Pene was good enough to invite the PED to come along and see an exhibition of Emma's work, a diverse group of pieces never before shown tog...

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......



October 25, 2015



I want to tell you about the Exhibition I am holding of Emma's Artwork, which will be a Celebration of this glorious woman whose enthusiasm and commitment to life was expressed in so many ways.  The Port Edgar Dragons to name one!  It is being held at Gayfield Creati...

October 24, 2015

A wet and wild paddle out on the Forth this afternoon.  As we paddled towards the break, the clouds set in and darkened overhead.  No fear in this dragon boat as we headed straight for the rain.  There was much laughing as the wake hit the boat and lolled us from side...

October 11, 2015


A big thanks to Alistair Davidson from EDINBURGH PT for writing us a very thorough warm up session.  You can now see us windmilling and boxing before each paddle to ensure those muscle groups are ready.  Nol excuses for slow racing starts now!!

October 11, 2015

An early morning paddle as the low tide was at 10am, but what a crisp October day we had.  Carla tried out being lead stroke and Sally doing a great job as helm!  It was good to see Pauline back out too.  A short trip out as we are holding our AGM today.  Lots to talk...

September 21, 2015



On a miserably wet Saturday in early September a group of paddlers from Port Edgar travelled down to the Lake District to take part in the second Windermere Paddlers for Life Regatta and to attend the Northwest Cancer Survivorship Conference.


Unfortunately because th...

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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