CLS is an independent charity formed in 2003, focused on providing a variety of educational opportunities for young people within Scotland’s countryside. Our aim is to encompass all areas of the land from recreation to traditional land uses, helping to sustain Scotland’s wild places through educating the next generation.
We aim to do this by improving people’s awareness, knowledge of and access to the outdoors and to promote an informed understanding of the value of the countryside for lifelong health, quality of life and social well-being for all.
We work with nursery, primary and secondary schools, higher education, colleges and youth and community groups.
OUR BOARD AND TEAM
Meet the People Behind the Work
Ian is passionate about creating responsible access to the countryside
Ian qualified from Jordanhill College of Physical Education where he studied sport in the community and was then involved with Scottish Rugby for 12 years as player, coach and development officer. Ian then moved to project manage the Scottish National Angling Programme followed by a spell managing the Country Sports Tourism Group. Before taking on his role as Executive Director of CLS Ian spent 4 years as wildlife manager at Pitcarmick estate.through creating a rural environment where recreational activity, volunteering opportunities, rural livelihoods, and traditional land uses can live in harmony through better education and understanding.