Friday, 30 September 2016

George Heriot's School. Annual Scrambling Weekend in Glencoe.

Well the weather has not been kind recently in Scotlandoutside but the resilience of young people on our courses and trips continues to impress us.

The pupils from George Heriot's spent two days in Glencoe with Hebridean Pursuits.

Day one was on the sheltered, but very, very wet Zig Zags and day two on a drying yet less windy Broad Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor.

A very challenging fun two days was had by the pupils and teachers a like and of course we as instructors had a great two days work in the beautiful, if some what soggy Glencoe.

The next time the school return to the mountains with us it will be their winter walking skills course in January and then their guided winter mountaineering / climbing experiences in March.

It is fantastic that these young people get the opportunity to experience, learn and develop in the outdoors at levels suitable for their needs and aspirations.  If only those whom fund and make policy could understand the value of outdoor learning and education  as a major contributor to the health and well being of young people's futures. It encompasses so much and so powerfully.

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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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