These are holidays like they used to be! Easter 2022 sold out, so please help us plan ahead for the summer. Well done to the 48 children who braved some really cold conditions. Goes to show that with a bit of warm clothing and a big wood to explore, even P1 children can stay outside for 6 hours non-stop and still be warm & happy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kate has written at length on the Adventure Syndicate blog (link here) about the deeper currents that ran through the girls' bikepacking camp. In this shorter post I just want to highlight a few interesting observations from the surface.
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