July - The month of maggots and flies


This SNH blog post (July 16, 2018) tells us about the history behind the Gaelic name for ‘July’, and includes an English translation. Enjoy being outdoors at night, to spot Sirius, the dog star!

Read More Published: 17.07.18

New Environment Minister Announces £600,000 for Outdoor Learning


This SNH news release 12 July, 2018 describes the announcement by Mairi Gougeon MSP that 16 projects will benefit from the new Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund that is administered by Scottish Natural Heritage, and run for two years. All of the projects involve working with schools and…

Read More Published: 12.07.18

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

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