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Wilderness scholarship presented to young rural career hopefuls at Scottish Parliament

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 [...]

2018-04-05T15:02:29+00:00January 26th, 2018|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Imbewu Scotland nominated for Education Award

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.

2018-09-26T09:46:44+00:00May 5th, 2017|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|Comments Off on Imbewu Scotland nominated for Education Award

Imbewu Scotland partnership with Central Scotland Green Network

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 [...]

2018-09-26T09:49:22+00:00November 13th, 2015|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Imbewu Scotland – Project Update

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 [...]

2018-09-26T09:49:34+00:00October 8th, 2015|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Official launch of Imbew Scotland 2015 announced

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 [...]

2018-09-26T09:50:17+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Inspiring city kids to go wild

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 [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:25+00:00November 20th, 2014|Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Top 10 Imbewu Scotland Wilderness Experiences 2014

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 [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:26+00:00August 6th, 2014|Imbewu Scotland, Wilderness Trails|0 Comments

Imbewu Scotland visits Glenkindie Estate

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 [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:26+00:00July 9th, 2014|Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Royal Highland Show Visit

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 [...]

Imbewu Scotland featured in Land Business Magazine

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 [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:55+00:00July 1st, 2014|Imbewu Scotland, Uncategorized|0 Comments