Category: Outdoor Recreation

Fancy getting outdoors? Let’s celebrate National Park Week

With summer finally upon us AND it being the start of National Park Week this Monday, there is no better time or excuse to get out and explore the stunning beauty of Scotland’s two National Parks. This year National Park Week runs from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July and the theme for 2017 is
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Photograph by: Jack Hughes and Lucy Eccles

New opportunities for hut culture in Scotland

(Picture by Jack Hughes and Lucy Eccles) 70 years ago Scotland had a thriving hutting culture. Hundreds of small wooden huts were dotted around the country. Families paid ground-rent to landowners in return for the opportunity to build a simple hut for recreational use. These charming low-impact buildings gave an opportunity for industrial workers on
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How do we connect urban youth with their rural heritage?

The Wilderness Foundation recognises that our youth face some of the greatest challenges of any generation through history, due in part to increasing urbanisation, economic crises and over population.  This includes their loss of a vital connection to the natural world thus impacting on wellbeing and sustainable futures. Therefore in 2013 they launched Imbewu Scotland,
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