Urban Junior Ranger programmes

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This SNH blog post (22 June, 2018) describes how Scotland’s young people are set to take a new role in making space for nature in our cities, helping to develop urban nature parks, and developing their own nature projects through a new £100,000 Scottish Natural Heritage fund. Junior…

Read More Published: 03.07.18

European Parks - Inspired by the Next Generation


Cairngorms National Park is hosting the Europarc Federation conference 18 - 21 September 2018- one of the biggest meetings of national parks and protected area professionals in Europe. Each of the protected areas represented will be asked to agree and sign up to a “youth manifesto” for engaging young…

Read More Published: 03.07.18

Fascinating Gaelic-named islands of Loch Lomond

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This SNH blog post guides us through Gaelic place-names around Loch Lomond, a great way to explore stories, language and literacy around the National Park.

Read More Published: 03.07.18

GTCS shine a light on a great resource for supporting learning in your local greenspace


This news article from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (28.05.2018) highlights Scottish Natural Heritage's 'Beyond your boundary' resource for outdoor learning, which aims to help schools use a greenspace within walking distance.

Read More Published: 03.07.18

The importance of time alone outdoors


Are you a stressed-out teacher? This article Stressed Out? Go Outside, and Go Alone written by Brad Daniel, Andrew Bobilya and Ken Kalisch (City Lab June 5 2018) describes how spending time by yourself in nature is good for mental health, and can make you a better leader.…

Read More Published: 14.06.18

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland