A research study of woods and wellbeing in Scotland

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A three-minute video summary of research that’s been conducted on woods and wellbeing in Scotland, with a focus on the 'Woods In and Around Towns' research project. For more information about the project, see

Read More Published: 15.11.18

#GirlsGetOot campaign launched

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A new campaign to inspire more young women to get outside and enjoy nature was unveiled on World Mental Health Day. Freshspace, a partnership between Scottish Natural Heritage and Young Scot have been working with teenage girls to design #GirlsGetOot, a social media campaign aimed at breaking down the…

Read More Published: 15.11.18

Playing and learning outdoors in Scotland gets the thumbs up!


On 22nd October 2018, Inspiring Scotland announced a national Position Statement on playing outdoors. This was launched by the Scottish Government, Inspiring Scotland and a diverse collation group, including Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.  

Read More Published: 15.11.18

Women in Wellies video of talks now available!

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An inspirational set of talks accessible on this webpage to be shared with young women considering careers in the rural sector.

Read More Published: 15.11.18

The National Network for Outdoor Learning website goes live!

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Find out more about the network of organisations (including representatives from Government, Councils, professional bodies), schools and the third sector, who support and deliver Outdoor Learning in Scotland, and sign up for news and information.

Read More Published: 01.11.18

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