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Outdoor Learning in Scotland

The Scottish Region covers the country’s rich and diverse landscape from the sprawling Borders, Mountains of the Cairngorms, Glen Coe and the wild North, to the spectacular west coast and islands including remote and windswept Orkney and Shetland Isles. Wilderness, Wildlife and challenge abound in all shapes and sizes. Scotland’s Outdoor community are well spread throughout providing a range of learning experiences and journeys.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

Scotland Regional Events

Scotland Regional News

All East Ayrshire pupils entitled to a life changing Brilliant Residential

All East Ayrshire pupils entitled to a life changing Brilliant Residential

East Ayrshire Council has announced that all pupils from all backgrounds across their 54 schools will be entitled to a high-quality residential learning experience during their time at school. The announcement comes shortly after the launch of a new Brilliant Residentials campaign in Scotland, which disseminates the overwhelming evidence gathered from the Learning Away programme about the numerous positive impacts a residential experience can have on pupils, staff and the wider school community. East Ayrshire is the first council in Scotland to make this commitment.

Midge alert for Scotland with an explosion of midge numbers

Midge alert for Scotland with an explosion of midge numbers

Scotland is set for bumper year of biting bugs with an explosion of midge numbers as recent weather conditions creating a perfect environment for billions to emerge.

An expert on the Highland biting midge has said there could be an estimated 21 billion of the tiny insects in the Highlands and Islands.

Spring is sprung, but hillgoers warned not to get carried away

Spring is sprung, but hillgoers warned not to get carried away

Spring is sprung, but hillgoers warned not to get carried away – on a stretcher. Walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts taking to the uplands for the first time after winter can still be caught out by the weather and conditions.

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Scotland Committee

Chair - Mike Strang - Email Mike

Vice Chair - Debbie Williams

Secretary - Allan Smith

Treasurer - Vacant

Committee: Nick March

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