News from Mar Lodge Estate: The Quoich car park is closed from 2 September to allow works on the Quoich Bridge to proceed. The bridge is being replaced following flood damage in 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For info call 01339 720163 Continue reading Quoich Car Park Closure
Here’s an exciting opportunity available to young people looking for a Gold residential – but you will need to act quickly! DofE Scotland are working with our partners in the International DofE Award in Germany to offer a residential to 20 young people; 10 from each nation. This residential will take place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th September 2019 in Scotland. The cost will be £100 a head and will include accommodation, meals and transport during the residential. The residential will start and finish in Edinburgh. The purpose of the residential is to explore leadership opportunities, as well … Continue reading Gold Residential in Scotland-only £100!
We’ve heard from the farmer at Achlean that there has been a new path alignment within Achlean to access Glenfeshie which is well signposted and adds no extra time or distance to the walk. Apparently the majority of people are now using this new route but they notice that all the DofE groups are not because their maps are keeping them on the old route which is also causing confusion for them. This new route was put in place partly to keep folk walking dogs away from sheep at the farm. New path marked in red Continue reading New path at Achlean, Glen Feshie
There are probably already a good number of Aberdeenshire DofE participants volunteering at Barnardo’s, who is now an Approved Activity Provider for the DofE Volunteering section. Participants can volunteer in a shop, work directly with children and young people, or become a fundraiser or student volunteer. As an AAP, DofE Leaders and participants can be certain that participants will receive a quality volunteering experience with Barnardo’s that meets the criteria of the DofE Volunteering section. Unlike many other charities, Barnardo’s allows 14/15 year olds to volunteer in their charity shops. Find out more about the opportunities available on their website … Continue reading Barnardo’s now a volunteering AAP
Stonehaven Parkrun are looking for volunteers and participants- contact Kate Robertson at email@example.com To get an idea what it’s all about: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/stonehaven/ Vounteering with Parkrun for your DofE Continue reading Volunteer / Physical Section Opportunity
Garioch Heritage Trust would be delighted to hear from DofE participants looking for a volunteering opportunity, or perhaps a new skill. Contact Nora Radcliffe Continue reading Volunteer / Skills Opportunity