Àban - Adventure Learning Community

Àban is an independent Scottish charity and a thriving social enterprise. We help get you out on positive adventures right on your doorstep. When you book an activity with us, every penny raised goes to support our charitable work in Inverness.

We offer positive outdoor adventures for young people and families. Our doors are open to all and no previous experience is required.

We run Scotland's only independent DofE Open Award group, a range of free-to-access outdoor youth groups (swimming, biking, hillwalking & climbing) and an outdoor group for young carers.

We offer a range of commercial activities, running alongside and supporting our charitable work. These activities follow the same core principle of positive local adventures. Made up of Duke of Edinburgh's Award provision, Highland Rock Trips, private guiding, and Holiday Camps, there's something for everyone!

Highland Rock, Stoer

Àban Mountaineering Club

**Club full Sunday 1st October** - you can still sign up for sessions the week/s after that.

Aged 13 and up and want to experience new adventures? Our new Àban Mountaineering Club kicks off on Sunday 24th September, continuing every Sunday throughout the year!

Thu 14 SepRead more…

Clachnacuddin Chair Alex Chisholm at the 2023 event

Community Partner applications now open - Kessock Ferry Swim 2024

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?

Fri 8 SepRead more…

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We're recruiting!

We are recruiting female freelance cycling leaders to join our small & friendly team here in Inverness to lead our weekly Girls Bike Club sessions. We offer excellent rates of pay and the chance to be part of a unique community outdoor project. Closing date Monday 18th September.

Wed 6 SepRead more…

George Shread

Celebrating Success: George Shread

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!

Mon 21 AugRead more…

Duke of Edinburgh

Gold DofE Places for 2023/2024 Programme

Are you over 16? Are you feeling the need for new friends & fresh challenges? Maybe you're feeling a bit stuck at school, or you've just left school and are trying to find your feet. Come along and meet our friendly crew of staff & volunteers for a year which could change your life!

Wed 16 AugRead more…

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Volunteer for our Outdoor Gear Charity Shop

Join us as a volunteer and help make a difference outdoors! Help us sort, photograph, and list donations of outdoor gear onto our eBay charity shop, helping to get more folk outdoors and raising funds for Àban's own charitable activities.

Tue 18 JulRead more…

Sea Cliff Climbing

Autumn 2023 Highland Rock Trips

Following on from the success of our Spring Highland Rock Trips, we are delighted to offer our new Autumn Highland Rock Trips. This is a Highland road trip adventure like no other. The same small ratios, expert local instructors and that friendly buzz that comes from supporting our independent social enterprise. All profits go to support our charitable work in Inverness.

Mon 10 JulRead more…

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