It's August and the schools in Scotland are starting to go back for the next academic year.  Kids are excited to see their friends again and find out what homework lies in store for the new term! Outdoor Education A hugely important part of a child's education is outdoor learning particularly for those children based

If you like to explore remote, unspoilt areas of the country, Loch Maree offers open space in vast quantities.  You need to drive (or cycle) west of Inverness almost to the coast to reach this wonderful area.  One of the best views in the Highlands is the view you get as you drive over the

Canoe Scotland have added some new information and guidelines to their website for any paddlers looking for some dos and don'ts or top tips to help minimise the impact of paddling in locations across Scotland. There are guidelines covering: Wild camping (including restrictions when paddling near scheduled monuments e.g. Caledonian Canal) Sanitation (e.g. going to

Kickstart a conversation in your school wherever you are on World Ocean Day. June 8th, 2018. More people are talking about the ocean than ever this year and if you want to be part of starting an even bigger conversation in schools across the UK through, get involved in World Ocean Day. The Wild Network

Whenever we head to the outdoors for work or recreation we should all be keeping a few simple guidelines in mind, to help minimise the impact we have on the environment around us.  We can all do our bit, in however little a way, to help preserve what is becoming a landscape under pressure from

The John Muir Trust has joined with author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris to promote their new book ‘The Lost Words’, an enchanting collaboration that conjures back to glorious life some natural words fading from usage, and create resources for use in schools and education settings. A Literacy & Nature Resource Guide has been

Did the headline grab your attention?  Good. Having recently attended an event in Edinburgh (the SYHA Youth Residential Experiences Conference, which was very good I have to say), I was wowed by some stats that Gavin Howat (Inspector, Health & Safety Executive, Scotland) offered in a presentation he gave, about taking the fear factor out