News from Scotland

Protecting rights to participation

We're passionate about the role that outdoor learning, education and adventure can play for young people in Scotland.

The wilderness environments in Scotland are the perfect landscape for young people to learn about themselves. And we're determined to protect their ability to access this for future generations.

Here's the latest from Outward Bound Scotland.

90% of young Scots who come to Outward Bound need financial help to make it possible.

Many come from deprived inner-cities such as Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen where opportunities to experience the outdoors are severely limited. Others come from rural communities with challenges around social isolation and employability. This report looks at the outcomes and benefits they experience after being on an Outward Bound programme.

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Young people on expedition