Outward Bound in Scotland

We need your help in Scotland


1 in 4 children in Scotland are affected by poverty which has a negative impact on their educational attainment.

The challenges for young people in Scotland are stacking up. The uncertainty in future employment. Effects of rapid, technological change. Limited access to developmental opportunities.

We believe that without direct intervention and support, these young people will not be able to thrive and lead successful lives.

At Outward Bound in Scotland, we are working hard to turn this around. We help young people defy their limitations by helping them to build their confidence and self-belief.

Our life-changing programmes are crucial. We develop the attitudes, skills and behaviours young people need to make positive changes in their lives.

Our latest Scotland report

See the difference we are making in Scotland.

Help change lives for young people

There is a better future for young Scots. With the right opportunity, they can develop life-long skills to help them realise their true potential. They can achieve more than they thought was possible.

Young people like Stephanie.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors, Stephanie was given this opportunity and took part in a transformational Outward Bound course.

Watch the video below to find out about how Outward Bound changed Stephanie's life.

Ways we support young people in Scotland

As well as working closely with schools and youth organisations, we reach young people in Scotland through these two unique projects:

Scotland's Next Generation

Young people aged 15-19 years old take part in a 19-day Skills for Life Summer Adventure in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. This life-changing residential course helps them to learn about themselves, about others and the world around them.

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

Participants take part in a six-month programme combining a five-day Outward Bound residential with urban-based community project work. The project is empowering young people to improve the lives of others in their local area and providing them with skills to make a positive transition from school.

Our latest Scotland report

See the difference we are making in Scotland.

Download the report

Our impact

Our Social Impact Report evaluates the work we do with young people.

The latest from Outward Bound in Scotland