Positive approach to risk in play


A positive approach to risk in play is being taken by specialist outdoor-based services for children. The Care Inspectorate is showing its support for nurseries, childminders and other early years care services by setting out its position on regulating for risk in play. This position statement was launched…

Read More Published: 08.03.16

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland January/February 2016 Bulletin


Find national and local news, information on training and courses, seasonal inspiration, new resources and more, in this bulletin. Remember to subscribe on the OWL Scotland website if you would like to receive a bulletin regularly!

Read More Published: 23.02.16

Expert group declares RBGE a “fantastic asset” for Scotland


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has received a glowing report by a Scottish Government appointed peer group. In the list of key strengths, the report noted “The depth and breadth of education opportunities present a significant contribution to a Smarter Scotland and reach all socioeconomic and geographic…

Read More Published: 23.02.16

Nature of Scotland Awards 2015 – the Youth and Education Award Winners!


Congratulations to Belhaven Hill School Conservation Club, 2015 winners! The school club has supported local wildlife through educational conservation activities.

Scottish Natural Heritage sponsored this awards category. For further details see the 2015 shortlist and RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards winners.

Read More Published: 17.12.15

Keep it clean campaign – for forests

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Do you use woods and forests for outdoor learning, or general recreation? Help combat the risk of spreading tree pests and diseases. Check out this video and information from Forestry Commission Scotland, and spread the message!

Read More Published: 15.12.15

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

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