Based in Perthshire, we are an education charity formed in 2003 to meet the need for outdoor learning in primarily secondary schools.
We provide a variety of educational, training and career opportunities for people within Scotland’s countryside. We encompass all areas of the countryside, from recreation to traditional land uses, helping to sustain Scotland’s countryside through education. We do this by increasing awareness in schools with teachers, who through training become our 'countryside champions'. For young people we do this through outdoor learning in schools, through outdoor learning 'away days' and through more in depth residential's.
We are passionate about sustaining a thriving countryside and take pride in opening up the countryside opportunities to all, nurturing our future countryside custodians.
Communications & Fundraising
Kirstie is the Communications &
Fundraising Coordinator. Her first degree is in Communications and she holds a Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management. Kirstie has over 15 years experience working in marketing and communications in the financial sector, local government organisations and the charitable sector. She is passionate about Scottish nature and the countryside. Kirstie enjoys most things outdoors…..and can often be spotted hiking in the Ochil hills with her Jack Russell. She lives in rural Clackmannanshire with her family.
Chris Tiso, is our first ambassador. He is CEO of the outdoor retailer TISO and Hon President of Scouts Scotland. Like us Chris feels strongly about giving young people hands-on learning, training and employment opportunities in the land use and rural industries. He also wants to share and promote the tremendous health benefits and life-long work and leisure opportunities within the countryside.