Outdoor play at Daycare services delivers better outcomes for children says the Care Inspectorate


This press release describes how the Care Inspectorate is supporting care providers to create more outdoor play opportunities for children. It introduces the new 'My World Outdoors' resource which can support staff to encourage and nurture children's early learning.

Read More Published: 15.03.16

Scottish Government support for raising attainment!

Resources Grants

The Innovation Fund for schools aims to help close the attainment gap, but don’t delay as the closing date for applications is midnight 1 April 2016. Can you demonstrate how taking learning outdoors can raise attainment in your school?

Read More Published: 09.03.16

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

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 NatureScot Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland