Duke of Edinburghs Award Expedition Aviemore station

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We run Scotland's only independent Open Award Group. Every year we bring together 20 young people from all over Inverness & surrounding areas. How do we do it? It's all down to our fabulous volunteers who give up so much of their free time to support the group, coupled with our Ten Principles.

Sun 18 DecRead more…

Packed up and ready

Outdoor Gear Library

Want to get outdoors but put off by all that pricey kit? We operate a free of charge Outdoor Gear Library. We have a huge selection of gear and clothing, mainly tilted towards walking & camping. Give us a call to arrange collection from our store in Merkinch.

Fri 21 OctRead more…

Connecting Carers

Connecting Young Carers

Supported by the Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund, we run a Friday afternoon outdoor social group for young adult carers. It runs every single week with no booking required. We're proud to work in association with Highland charity Connecting Young Carers.

Wed 10 NovRead more…

Craig Phadraig

Schools Programme

Outdoor education in schools should be accessible for all children. We work with schools to plan fully-funded projects so we don't depend on parents digging deep or Headteachers raiding precious school funds. This takes a lot of patience and planning but it's worth it in the end. 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, affordable outdoor experiences with direct learning transfer into young people's daily lives.

Wed 3 NovRead more…