Although the Scottish Schools are starting to go back to the old routine this week, there are still plenty of things to do at our activity locations across Scotland.  Whether you’re visiting the area on holiday or having a day out with the family, here are some awesome ideas for mini-adventures. Activities – Inverness &

Our latest newsletter (although first in our new guise as In Your Element) is now available to read online.  Use the following link to see what’s new in our world of outdoor adventures across Scotland.

Canoe sailing brings a new dimension to canoeing and is FUN! Having recently tried canoe sailing for the first time in May this year, I enjoyed it so much that I’ve just gone out and bought one. It’s not perhaps something that many ‘new-to-canoeing’ paddlers might consider doing, but it doesn’t have to be difficult

One of the country’s leading outdoors writers and broadcasters revealed he will be working with the BBC this year to film a project that will follow a route from Scotland’s border to its north-west extremity. Cameron McNeish will start at Kirk Yetholm in the Borders and wind his way to Cape Wrath for the series.

Ok, so unless you’re talking about some of our staff, we can’t claim to be experts on fossils.  However, that’s not to say that we, as outdoorsy-type people won’t come across them while out and about.  You might come across them while doing a bit of rock climbing at the Cummingstown Sea Cliffs or perhaps

It is anticipated that 2012 could be the year of the tick. Recent news reveals that the ticks are coming… and this year they will be more prominent than ever in Scotland. This is not good news for walkers because of the potential risk of contracting Lyme’s Disease, but there are many precautions that can

If you’ve ever done a walk that spans more than one map sheet then the faff will be familiar; and it’s usually raining and windy when it comes to the swap, too. More and more people are using handheld mapping devices but when all else fails you may still need a map. To get around

I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

The Outdoor Paradise – A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe’s Great Wild This looks like a great read although it’s only available for pre-order at the moment.  The author, James Baxter, is a member of my local Sea Kayaking club so this is a bit of a plug too, I have to admit. What’s

Carrying on where we left off yesterday… click here “Adventure sports bring considerable health benefits, both physical and psychological, and this is now fairly common knowledge. Even in relation to children, the educational benefits of adventure activities are coming to be widely accepted.” The coalition Government is planning to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority,