On Tuesday 23 January, a group of young people attended a special reception at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh to be presented with scholarships of up to £1,000 by the charity Wilderness Foundation UK. Four teenage graduates applied for the David Eckersley Scholarship Award, which provides funding to further their careers in the rural [...]
Our rural heritage and life skills project Imbewu Scotland has received a prestigious Education Award at Helping it Happen 2017.
We're delighted to be participating in the The Scottish Land & Estates’ 2017 spring conference today
We were delighted to receive news yesterday that our flagship programme "Imbewu Scotland" has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Education category of the inaugural "Helping it Happen" Awards.
We are very sad to have to make the announcement that David Eckersley, Project Manager for Imbewu Scotland died during the night of Wednesday 10th February, from what appears to be a heart attack
This year Imbewu Scotland has developed a working partnership with The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGN), which lead directly to 12 young people in schools within CSGN boundaries taking part in wilderness trails in 2015 CSGN’s vision is that “by 2050 Central Scotland will have been transformed into a place where the environment adds [...]
Imbewu Scotland - Project Update The Wilderness Foundation (reg charity. no. SC041697) recognizes that our youth face some of the greatest challenges of any generation through history, due in part to increasing urbanisation, economic crises and over population. This includes their loss of a vital connection to the natural world thus impacting on wellbeing and [...]
The Wilderness Foundation, together with project partners Scottish Land & Estates, was delighted to be hosted by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh last night for the official launch of Imbewu Scotland 2015.
Building on the success of The Wilderness Foundation's Imbewu Scotland pilot trails run in 2013 and 2014, the charity will officially launch the 2015 programme at an invitation event in Scotland on 2nd June 2015. Hosted by Lyon & Turnbull at their premises in Edinburgh, the event will provide the charity with the opportunity to share [...]
Our Imbewu Scotland Project has been featured in The Scotsman newspaper today.
The Wilderness Foundation's Imbewu Scotland programme features heavily in the November 2014 issue of Shooting Times and Country Magainze (on sale now). Lucy King joined us earlier in the year on one of our experiential learning weeks and has written in the magazine of the positive impact that the experience can have on young people [...]
Imbewu Scotland is an inter-generational project which shares the knowledge and wisdom of stalkers, ghillies and other experienced countrymen and women,who live and work on rural estates, with young people from urban backgrounds who have demonstrated leadership potential , an interest in nature, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Each Imbewu Scotland experiential learning week delivers a [...]
Imbewu Scotland Wilderness Trail – Glenkindie Diary Earlier this year on 2nd June, 12 young people (5 girls and 7 boys) from secondary schools across Aberdeenshire (Aboyne Academy, Kemnay Academy, Mearns Academy, Meldrum Academy and The Gordon Schools) arrived at Glenkindie Estate situated in the secluded beauty of Donside. They were at the start of [...]
Last week the Wilderness Foundation exhibited in the Royal Highland Education Trust Children's Discover Centre at this year's Royal Highland Show. As part of the programme to give children the opportunity to take part in new activities and learn more about food, farming and the countryside, staff and volunteers from the Wilderness Foundation UK led [...]
LandBusiness is the quarterly magazine produced by Scottish Land & Estates. In issue no. 51 - Summer 2014. David Eckersley, our Imbewu Scotland Project Leader contributed an article The outcomes from the pilot Imbewu Scotland trails in 2013 have been very positive. Feedback from schools, parents and our estate partners has demonstrated that the participants [...]