Aquaplay Scotland for amazing water and land based outdoor activities

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Aquaplay Scotland is licensed by the AALA & insured through Activities Industry Mutual. All of our instructors & leaders are qualified& highly experienced in the courses we provide.

Meet the Team

Aquaplay Scotland is a top outdoor activity providers based in Moray in the Scottish Highlands.  Our coaches and leaders are highly experienced and qualified in the activities we provide, have a passion for the outdoors and the exciting and emotional experiences this environment offers.

Jim Gibson, an experienced  Kayak and  Open Canoe Coach and former SCA Coach of the Year, runs Aquaplay Scotland. Jim has paddled and led groups in Austria, France, Corsica, Slovenia, Turkey, Nepal, Spanish Pyrenees and, of course, Scotland. He regularly runs Coach Training and Assessment and White Water Safety and Rescue courses for the British Canoe Union under the remit of UKCC. Jim loves introducing people to the great outdoors on our doorstep in Moray and beyond.


Matthew Hilton a Volunteer Expedition Leader with the DoE scheme, confirming his desire to help others discover their own love for outdoor pursuits. He  has completed his Level 2 Coach training,  White Water Safety and Rescue and 4* Wild Water Kayak Leader Training. Whilst water and the Scottish wilderness remains his first love, he has developed a passion for mountain biking, qualifying as a Trail Cycle Leader. With over 20 years of outdoors experience, Matthew enjoys supporting you in your own adventure, whether it’s land or water based.


Jonathan Basan is an experienced level 3 Inland Kayak coach, a 4* leader and is White Water Safety and Rescue trained. He has been involved in the development of Aquaplay Scotland from the start. He has been a participant of the many incident management scenario training sessions we have developed as a market leader in this area. Jonathan is a fluent Turkish speaker and award winning photographer. He loves to be in the sea where you can often find him playing in the waves along our local coast line.


Callum Reid,  completed his 4* White Water leader Kayak Award on our recent trip to the Spanish Pyrenees, whilst also working towards becoming a Level 2 Coach. With a passion for mountain biking he also holds the Trail Cycle Leader Award. Callum also studied towards a HNC in Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Pursuits.

fun kayaking
boogie board surfing
burn scrambling
gorge walking
river bugs/hydro speeds
team work/team building
trail cycling/mountain bike ridiing
safety courses
fast track instructor/coach training
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