Àban 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…

IMG 1654 The Adventure Photographers

Holiday camp reviewLooking back on a successful week

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.

Fri 29 OctRead more…

Bikepacking group

Excitement & ContentmentFirst Àban residential camp

There’ll be lots more to say about the first Àban residential camp. As I write this I’m pretty tired and ready for my own family holiday, but want to briefly express the deep sense of both contentment and excitement.

Thu 28 OctRead more…

Learn & develop your skills in a supportive environment

Does everything have to be a "thing"?Is this bushcraft, or is this just being outside?

A few reflections on a fascinating day of staff training. On Monday Ola and I travelled over to Easter Kinkell on the Black Isle to do a day of bushcraft training with Rob Bashford from Coast & Cairn. We learned lots about how to do safe knifework, firelighting and basic camp cookery.

Wed 27 OctRead more…

Dof E logo landscape

DofE Open Award GroupVoluntering Opportunity

Volunteer with Àban for mentoring, qualifications and experience.
From September 2021 we will start running a new DofE Open Award Group. Focussed only on the Gold award, we’ll be there so 16-25 year olds from all over Inverness can come along to a friendly support group and work towards that dream of heading down to Holyrood Palace to receive their Gold Award!

Tue 3 AugRead more…

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