Apply for a Bags of Help grant – and improve your local greenspace


Community groups are encouraged to apply for this Tesco funding which can include improvements to school grounds and local greenspaces, as long as these provide community benefit that do not charge for access. Why not improve your outdoor learning resource? For further information follow this link.

Read More Published: 19.04.16

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland March 2016 Bulletin


Find national and local news, information on training and courses, springtime 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: 17.03.16

Our Environment Competition 2015 winners


Congratulations to Lochdonhead Primary, Mull - overall competition winners in 2015. They are creating a conservation garden to use for learning, and an outdoor scientific laboratory. Read more on their project, along with some fantastic movies produced by the pupils. See the Our Environment Competition news item…

Read More Published: 16.03.16

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

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