Outdoor Gear Library

Posted: Fri 21 Oct 2022

Want to get outdoors but put off by all that pricey kit? We operate a free of charge Outdoor Gear Library. We have a huge selection of gear and clothing, mainly tilted towards walking & camping. Give us a call to arrange collection from our store in Merkinch.

Thanks to generous funding from NatureScot and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, we are proud to offer this service to help you get you and your family outdoors. The following is a selection of what's in our library:

Tents - solo, 2 person & 3 personWaterproof jackets & trousers

Daysacks

Expedition rucksacksBootsFleeces
Sleeping matsSleeping bags incl. hygienic linersWalking poles


This can be borrowed by individuals or organisations. The library is free to use but we charge replacement or repair at cost. We always welcome donations if you've enjoyed using the gear. We also have a range of premium lightweight equipment which we hire out at reasonable rates:

MSR Access 3 person tentMSR Pocket Rocket Stove Kit

Finally we have a set of 4 x Hytera PD605 VHF Digital Mobile Radios for hire. These are the same specification used by many Mountain Rescue teams. If you're organising any outdoor event, race or just want to use these for a group adventure, please get in touch for rates.