The Residential

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

Partnered by The Outward Bound Trust

Loch eil 1600 coast exped group
Camping overnight on residential

Dynamic outdoor activities, which can include rock climbing, abseiling, raft building and an expedition, all give the participants an experience of team work and personal challenge. Classroom sessions (often using the “big classroom” outdoors) also teach transferable business skills such as presentations, finance, project management and planning.

During the five days there is an overnight expedition. All equipment is supplied and participants take a short journey with their instructor, often by foot or canoe, and camp overnight, cooking basic food and demonstrating to themselves their ability to thrive in a challenging environment.

Sunrises are priceless on expedition, but so is the learning as participants work together and develop a new understanding of their abilities, and – importantly – of their fellow team members. Students look back on this element of the residential as the most challenging, but also as the part they have the greatest sense of pride and achievement in and this is often where the Outward Bound Instructors see the biggest development in confidence.

Other activities, both outdoors and, in some cases, classroom-based, seek to further develop understanding of self and others, and an appreciation of what the team is able to achieve together. All activities have a purpose and will be linked to further learning or achievement, both in the community project phase, but most importantly for 6th year and in preparation for their next destination.


Please be aware that some schools will have students attending on more than one course date. Get in touch with us if you’re not sure which course you’ll be on.

24 – 28 AUGUST 2020, HOWTOWN

Glasgow East

  • Eastbank
  • St Mungos
  • Smithycroft
  • Whitehill
  • Bannerman
  • Lochend
  • St Andrews Sec


  • Paisley Grammar
  • St Andrews Acad
  • Gleniffer

Bearsden/Milngavie & Falkirk

  • Bearsden Acad
  • Boclair HS
  • Douglas Acad
  • Braes HS
  • Graeme HS
  • St Mungos

*The exact make-up of these groups will be dependent upon recruitment within the schools and clusters shown. We may reorganise some clusters if there are insufficient applicants.

14 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2020, LOCH EIL

Glasgow West End

  • Hillhead
  • Glasgow Gaelic School
  • Notre Dame
  • John Paul Academy

Glasgow South Central and Bellshill

  • Bellshill Academy
  • Cardinal Newman
  • Shawlands
  • Hill Park

Dumbarton & Cumbernauld (2)

  • Dumbarton Acad
  • Our Lady & St Patrick’s
  • Cumbernauld Academy
  • St Maurice's
  • Our Lady's High

This information is subject to change, especially in the current climate but we will always email you with your correct course dates.


Glasgow South West

  • Govan High
  • St Paul's High
  • Bellahouston
  • Lourdes
  • Rosshall

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth

  • Cumbernauld Acad
  • Kilsyth Acad
  • Our Lady's High
  • St Maurice's
  • Greenfaulds High (tbc)


  • Castlebrae
  • Portobello
  • Holy Rood
  • Liberton
  • Tynecastle

Glasgow South East

  • Castlemilk High
  • King's Park
  • St Margaret Mary's
  • Holyrood High

We will advise applicants of any changes to the dates caused by the current situation by email at the earliest opportunity

12 - 16 OCTOBER 2020, LOCH EIL

Glasgow West & North

  • Cleveden
  • Hyndland
  • St Thomas Aquinas
  • Knightswood
  • All Saints
  • St Rochs
  • Bishopbriggs
  • Springburn


  • Clydebank High
  • St Peter the Apostle
  • Drumchapel High

Wishaw & Bellshill

  • Clyde Valley High
  • St Aidan's
  • Bellshill
  • Cardinal Newman
Loch eil 1600x600 from water
Loch Eil, near Fort William