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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.

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Stirling school bike share scheme is 'UK first'
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Stirling school bike share scheme is 'UK first'

Backers hope giving teenagers easy access to a free public bike scheme will "instil active travel habits".

The project will involve 10 bikes stationed at each of three schools, with access to a further 160 stationed elsewhere in Stirling.

Operator nextbike has dropped its normal policy that only over-18s can take out membership.

Membership of the scheme will be free for pupils for the first 12 months.

Forth Environment Link (FEL), a charity, has set up rental stations at Bannockburn, Stirling and Wallace high schools. A fourth station will follow at St Modan's High School.

The scheme is aimed at pupils aged 14 and over.

FEL active travel development manager Shirley Paterson said: "There is a distinct drop off in cycling numbers between primary and secondary school.

"So we're targeting pupils aged 14 and over to get them back on their bikes before they head off to the world of work or further study.

"By incorporating cycling into their daily lives now, they're much more likely to become active adults."

 

 

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