Active Scotland promises action for outdoor learning and play


Lots of positive actions in this Active Scotland Delivery Plan published today (Thursday, July 12, 2018) including an action to ‘ensure that outdoor learning is a focus for our pledge to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours per year by 2020’.

Read More Published: 12.07.18

Guidance for early years outdoors


With the planned expansion in early learning and childcare hours by 2020, the Care Inspectorate’s My World Outdoors resource is a positive and affirming document to support early years outdoors.

Read More Published: 05.07.18

RHS Green Plan It challenge looking for mentors

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The Royal Horticultural Society are seeking people working in the horticulture industry from across the central belt to mentor small teams of secondary school students through their annual Green Plan It Challenge. Find more information here

Read More Published: 03.07.18

Busby Primary pupils create edible vertical garden

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This news item from Central Scotland Green Network (13 June 2018) describes how these East Renfrewshire primary pupils created their own edible vertical garden which they built with the help of a world-renowned landscape artist.

Read More Published: 03.07.18

West Lothian and Glasgow primary schools win national nature camera trap competition


SNH blog posts on 22 June, 2018 describe how Blackridge Primary School and Hillhead Primary School wowed Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) with their camera footage of local wildlife to scoop a top national prize. The prizes were presented to thrilled pupils by SNH Chair Mike Cantlay, at…

Read More Published: 03.07.18

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