Àban - Adventure Learning Community
Àban is a Scottish outdoor education charity and award winning social enterprise.
We run Scotland's only independent DofE Open Award group and weekly free-to-access outdoor youth groups for biking, mountaineering, and open water swimming.
We offer a range of commercial activities, which helps pay for all of the activities above. These activities follow the same core principle of positive local adventures. Made up of Duke of Edinburgh's Award provision, private guiding, Holiday Camps, and our outdoor equipment charity shop on eBay. There's something for everyone!
We are delighted to have been named ‘Highly Commended’ in the 'One to Watch' award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Come along to our shopping day at our Merkinch base to browse our extensive range of pre-loved outdoor gear.
We have some exciting news to share. We have won the 'One to Watch' award in the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023.
We're celebrating our amazing volunteers from the past year!
Aged 13 and up and want to experience new adventures? Our new Àban Mountaineering Club could be for you! Spaces for 2024 available soon.
We're now welcoming applications from community organisations working in Merkinch & South Kessock. Would your organisation like to join forces with us for the 2024 event to secure a guaranteed grant of £1,500?
Back in August 2021, George Shread came aboard our Gold DofE programme. He is now close to completion, as well as securing himself an apprenticeship at Lifescan here in Inverness!
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