Happy New Year! The Hello Scotland team wish you a successful and prosperous 2014. Now were are all back to work after Christmas and New Year, it’s time to think about getting active and that goes for incentive groups coming to Scotland too. What could be better than a MadMax adventure?!


Less than 10 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre, MadMax is a carefully designed and purpose built activity centre which allows the intrepid incentive guest to try a raft of difference activities in a stunning woodland location. Incentive delegates need to have fun on a trip and be rewarded for their hard work; however many planners want to improve organisational performance by developing more cohesive teams too. The activities at MadMax are a splendid way of making sure both these expectations are met.

Group shot

MadMax boasts a 4x4 track, a clay shooting ground, extensive quad bike trails and an archery range so is flexible enough to accommodate the small cosy incentive right the way up to larger group. The archery range is set in an ancient wood and has four lanes offering targets at different ranges, allowing incentive guests to progress from close to distant ranges. There is nothing better that the sharp ‘thwack’ of the arrow as it hits the bulls eye!


Guests can then take to the wheel of the iconic Land Rover Defender and head to the 4x4 off-road track, which is designed to introduce drivers to the skill of negotiating a variety of terrains. These terrains include steep ascents, descents and traverses along with the odd mud hole and river ride. Next it is time to jump on a Yamaha Grizzly quad bike and explore the stunning parkland over hills, round ponds and through woods. Lastly there is time for spot of clay pigeon too…all this is possible in a half or full day.


Refreshments and lunch are available on site along with changing facilities and toilets; but due to MadMax’s location, other options are available too.  For larger groups, Kirknewton Stables are close by and can accommodate up to 150 guests. The stables have a traditional, rustic feel complete with a beautiful walled garden, making an impressive venue for lunch for the hungry hoards!

Kirknewton Stables

Just down the road from MadMax nestled in 1,000 acres of wooded parkland at the foot of the Pentland Hills is the baronial manor house of Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club. With 215 bedrooms, extensive dinning choices, a spa and two golf courses; staying here is a tranquil and relaxing end to an exciting day of MadMax adventures.

Marriott Dalmahoy

For active ideas for your next incentive group to Scotland, contact us today on inspireme@helloscotland.com