Training Opportunities

Upcoming courses which support the delivery of Duke Of Edinburgh within Aberdeenshire Council. To make a booking please email

2 day BASP 1st Aid courses

27-28 May 2023

03-04 Aug 2023

02-03 Sep 2023

15-16 Oct 2023

11-12 Nov 2023

Cost: £155.00 per person for 2 day course. Location: Alford Community Campus

1 day Lowhills Gateway course

Sunday 27th August 2023

The Lowhills Gateway is open to the general public. This course is an introduction to hillwalking- topics covered include basic navigation, equipment & clothing, lightweight camping skills and emergency procedures.

The course is also aimed at those Aberdeenshire staff & formally recruited volunteers who wish to lead a group walking & or camping in terrain below 300m, and those who aspire to join Aberdeenshire Council’s Lowhills Scheme but lack the hill experience & navigation skills to confidently accrue the required 20 days hill walking experience. 

Cost: £85 Location: in the hills around Glen Dye

2 day Lowhills course

September 2023, dates & locations to be confirmed

Contact to discuss the course requirements

Cost: £165

1 day Lowhills Update course

Next course Autumn 2023 or Spring 2024, depending on demand. Please contact to express your interest

Cost: £85 Location: To be confirmed

To join any of these courses, please contact

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