Welcome to the National Rural Learning Network

The National Rural Learning Network is a new initiative from Countryside Learning Scotland. Working with residential centers and partners across Scotland we a developing a new range of learning experiences to give a greater sense of rural life.

Rural experience residential 

This 4 night residential is aimed at primary 6 & 7 and S1 and S2. This experience will give the particpants an opportunity to learn about farming, forestry, game and wildlife management with the re-occurring themes of careers, sustainability and biodiversity being explored. In 2020 these courses will be delivered at the off-grid Shieling Project, enhancing the learning experience even more so!

Rural Skills

Working in partnership with Borders College we will be delivering the SCQF level 4 Rural Skills Course. We are aiming this course at S3 and S4 pupils from both the Countryside and City alike! In 2020 we will be based at PGL Dalguise and farms in Perthshire

Coming soon

Spring 2020: Land-based CPD residential for teachers and careers advisers.

Aquaculture residential 

Rural digital skills residential

For bookings or to get your residential center involved please contact our NRLN project manager David Ritchie for further information:


Battleby House, Redgorton

Perth, PH1 3EW

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