Àban - Adventure Learning Community

Imagine how you and your community would change if time in nature became a normal part of daily life. That radical change is our vision.

We offer the highest quality and best value adventurous learning experiences in Inverness. We’re building a modern social enterprise which responds quickly to deliver exactly what our community needs.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Group

DofE Gold Open Award Group under way

This is our first year as a DofE Centre, and we're so fortunate to have come into contact with this amazing group of young people. It takes guts to step outside of your comfortable school or college social circles and commit to doing DofE Gold with people you've never met. In the photo you've got participants from four schools across Inverness & the Black Isle, with Inverness College UHI represented as well.

Mon 6 DecRead more…

Craig Dunain rest break

“This is the kind of thing my Dad would have done when he was a kid”

Here's a short collection of recent quotes from participants and parents. "The sort of thing my Dad would have done when he was a kid" really hits home - what a wonderful way to capture that magic feeling of a childhood spent freely exploring the forests close to home.

Fri 26 NovRead more…

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OSCR grants charitable status to Àban

You can view our entry on the Scottish register here. This marks a new phase in our development, and we look forward to delivering for the community in Inverness as best as we can. On Monday 29th November we will welcome our new Trustee Jonathan Molloy to our next Board meeting - look out for his bio appearing here soon.

Fri 26 NovRead more…

Aban website

Welcome to our new website!

Paul Frost at PFweb is based down in Grantown-on-Spey. We've worked together on various websites over the last 7 years, and I'm delighted that he took on the challenge of building a new site for Àban. We've gone for a really simple design which displays neatly on all screen sizes.

Sat 6 NovRead more…

Sausages on open fire

Plener…po naszemu!

Zima tuż za rogiem, lecz Àban nie ma w zwyczaju zapadać w sen zimowy. Wręcz przeciwnie! Dla nas to czas by zacząć coś zupełnie nowego.
Jesteśmy podekscytowani przedstawiając Wam projekt stworzony specjalnie z myślą o polskojęzycznych rodzinach w Inverness.

Fri 5 NovRead more…

Craig Phadraig cooking

Schools Programme

We're working in local schools running a range of adventurous learning sessions. Àban is fully licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and is on Highland Council's Approved Activity Provider list. Our focus is on local outdoor experiences with direct transfer into young people's daily lives.

Wed 3 NovRead more…

IMG 1277 The Adventure Photographers

Holiday Camps

Àban offers a fantastic range of holiday experiences for your children. Whatever your chosen activity, you'll do 3 day trips Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday before heading off for an overnight experience Thursday & Friday. We offer breakfast, lunch & early dinner, and run from 8am to 5:30pm.

Fri 29 OctRead more…

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

If you live locally and you’d like to achieve your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, why not email us and see if you can grab a place on our new DofE Open Award Group? We meet on Monday evenings once a fortnight. It’s a super friendly group of like-minded people aged 16 to 25. Tea, cake and good quality training on tap!

Fri 29 OctRead more…

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