New path at Achlean, Glen Feshie

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

Achlean new path map 2Jul19

Barnardo’s now a volunteering AAP

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