Take your interests further. Find out about wildlife around you. Learn a new skill. There are usually courses running in this area, some of them free! If you know of any others that you think should be included, please let us know - go here to find out how.

Rocky shore at New Aberdour

Courses being run around Aberdeenshire

A number of courses are regularly offered by SCRA, the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association. These are open to non-members and offer a variety of topics from bushcraft skills to wildlife identification. Check back to see what's on offer.

Banff and Buchan College runs a variety of rural skills courses. Contact Pam Tateson to discuss what suits you at

Creative STAR logo Creative STAR Learning Company runs courses on many aspects of outdoor learning and play for those who work with 3-18yrs old. This social enterprise is a registered CPD provider with Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Courses further afield

Scottish Natural Heritage runs a series of 'Sharing Good Practice' courses throughout the year, many of them at their Battleby Centre near Perth.
A list of the current courses can be found here.