Friday, 23 September 2016

LGBT Youth Scotland Pilot Outdoor Residential at Tavool House on Mull.

It was with excitement and pride that we at Hebridean Pursuits and the Roses Project opened Tavool House up for a fantastic group of young people form YGBT Youth Scotland.

The aim of the residential was to explore specific ways of delivering outdoor learning and activities to LGBT members and encourage their participation of adventure activities and of course simply get the young people out from their normal day to day lives.

What a week we had on Mull. It was totally inspiring to meet and discuss openly issues that these young people encounter everyday in their lives.

Just brilliant to be able to talk and ask questions about LGBT issues. We learnt so much and are in the process of changing our working methods and assumptions about how we use language and deliver courses to all young people.

We did all the really full on activities and some softer elements to highlight what we can offer at Tavool and else where. We hope to see LGBTYS return soon.

Thanks for being so wonderful and yourselves!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Busy, busy in Scotlandoutside and elsewhere with Hebridean Pursuits.

It has been an immensely busy period since we last blogged. So here is a wee catch up of images.

Hebridean Pursuits have been active running Roses Project residentials at Tavool House Outdoor Centre on Mull and technical training courses else where on the mainland.

We even managed a long over due trip to the Alps.

Here is a selection of photos to illustrate the variety of work we have been doing.  From youth work, outdoor learning to scrambling courses, canyoning and coasteering training.

 Never a dull moment, variety is the spice!

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Monday, 25 July 2016

It has been a busy few months working for Hebridean Pursuits.

A catch up of the last few months. Here are some images of what Hebridean Pursuits have been up to. It certainly has been hectic, successful and great fun with a multitude of clients on Mull and in the Highlands.

So many adventures and happenings going on here on the west coast of Scotland. 

A first! We were honoured to be involved with The Big Swim. Gill Spink and Gemma Stweart swam for 7hrs or 15k from Mull to Oban on Saturday 23rd July to raise awareness and funding for the Roses Charitable Trust who offer residential experiences for young people on the The Roses Project at Tavool House Outdoor Centre on Mull. They have raised over a thousand pounds so far!  An amazing achievement.   

We are just returned from training a group of girls from Newsteadwood School from Kent in the Lakes District on their Gold Duke of Edindurgh's Award expedition. Good luck to them in October on their qualifying expedition. 

Tavool House is fully booked at present with lots of young people benefiting from the Roses Project experience.  Check out Hebridean Pursuits Face Book page for up to date images. 

George Watson's College on Mull with us, taking part in a variety of adventure education based at Tavool House. 

We are proud to announce our partnership with Norvern Snow boards. We will be working with them this winter season. Keep an eye on our social media and website   

The big swim! Supported by Hebridean Pursuits kayaks and Seaxploper power boat.  

Outdoor education is all about personal exploration and journeys! #schooltrips #scotlandoutside check out Hebridean Pursuits on Instagram.. 

We have been guiding on the awesome VF at Kinlochleven recently. If you are keen to have a go get in touch 

We have been guiding on the big mountains too. Alpine preparation days here on Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis. 

Canyoning and coasteering guiding and skills training courses in May. Epic journeys.. Lots of learning. 

Open Water Swimming Course. We were proud to host the first Open water swimming course in Oban. The two day course was well attended and received. Skills, techniques, planing, recuses and swims followed by video coaching feedback all added up to a great couple of days.  

Monday, 16 May 2016

Spring courses for Hebridean Pursuits. Tropical weather.

Hectic, bonkers and very busy outside over last few weeks with Hebridean Pursuits, which is awesome as the weather has been terrific up here in Scotland.

We have been coasteering training on the Aberdeen and Fife Coasts, guiding and instructing on scrambling skills courses in Glencoe, we ran a Summer Mountain Leader training / refresher course in The Southern Highlands, a canyoning skills course and guided  a winter climbing gully in Glencoe.

Here are some images to show you just how amazing it has been outside! The pictures speak louder than words!