British Goldpanning Association

A link to the uks only dedicated gold panning supplies shop and another to a jeweller using british gold.

If you would like to sponsor our championships.We will promote your business for 1 year on here the home page.Contact us.

British Gold Panning Competitions


Annually the BGA holds the Scottish and British Gold Panning Championships during the last weekend of May (bank holiday weekend) at the Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum.

This year we will be celebrating 28 years of the british goldpanning association.
The village hall will be available this year.

The Scottish Championships are on the Saturday and the British Championships on the Sunday. Various competitions are held, including the open competition, veterans (over 60yrs) tri-pan, teams, juniors (under 16yrs) children are catered for too.


The championships are an event open to all, not just BGA members, and act as the yearly get-together of mostly British and sometimes foreign gold prospecting enthusiasts. Stories and information get exchanged, and as the evening events progress,

Sometimes secrets too.

 In 2016 the championships will be held 10 am Saturday the 28th and sunday the 29th of may.

Wanlockhead lead mining museum
ML12 6UT

Two links to two excellent real ale brewers,that regularly support our association.