Forest School and Outdoor Learning Award (FOLA) - SCQF levels 5 to 8

Next modular course starting on 16th September (South Lanarkshire), and a residential course from 28th October (Fife).

For more information and to book, please go to the FSTC website 

19 Oct - Apple day at Alexandra park

A pedal-powered extravaganza of apple juicing and other activities in Alexandra Park Food Forest

19 Oct – Mushroom walk at Easter Craiglockhart Hill

Find out all about funky fungi! Led by Stephan Helfer from The Royal Botanic Garden. Email if interested

22 Oct - Outdoor Recreation 2030: Future Trends and Insights Conference

A two-day "Future Trends and Insights Conference" at Dartmoor National Park

22 Oct - Outdoor Recreation 2030: Future Trends and Insights Conference, Bovey Tracey

A two-day "Future Trends and Insights Conference" at Dartmoor National Park

23 Oct – Urban Land Gathering

Community Land Scotland event bringing together urban communities who own or are interested in buying land or other assets

24 October - Britain's Active Parks

A one-day conference in Birmingham focusing on how our parks can play an increasing role in getting people active and changing lives at the Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. greenspace scotland will be presenting Parks - our natural health service, focusing on the development and delivery of Scotland’s first health board-led Green Health Strategy developed in partnership with NHS Lothian and the Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation.

28 Oct – 1 Nov: ICPS Climate Change Forum 2019: Building a Sustainable Future

The London conference will be hosting a variety of high-level speakers including members of the UK government, international organisations, environmental NGOS and think-tanks, as well as members of the private sector from influential corporations revolving around climate change

6 Nov - Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2019, Edinburgh  

SPARC is an opportunity to share information on current research and good practice in promoting physical activity for health. Fee is £40 (£10 for post-graduate students).

9 Nov - Edinburgh Food Growing City

Edible Edinburgh are inviting anyone interested in community food growing to this event. To find out what the Edinburgh Food Growing Strategy can do for us, and work together to shape it

15 Nov - Spokes Autumn public meeting

New Cycling Solutions for Edinburgh - many of the restrictions which used to limit bike travel and transport are starting to disappear, thanks to new innovations and opportunities.

The public meeting will hear from people delivering the new solutions, to be followed by a one-hour Q/A and panel discussion.

18-22 November – Climate Reflections: Stories of Fear & Hope

Multimedia exhibition in Edinburgh created as part of the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network's Future Voices project, and photography and video from the Environmental Justice Foundation's No Place to Call Home exhibition

21 - 22 Nov - Nourish Conference, Edinburgh

The Nourish conference is back! Join them in Edinburgh to develop a game plan for a Good Food Nation.

Saturday gardening sessions - Greenheart Growers at Parkhead Community Gardens 

Gardening sessions for the benefit of local community in Parkhead and East End of Glasgow. Sessions are every Thursday and every second Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month) with workshops aimed at encouraging people to grow food, learn basic skills and provide hands on experience, in an inclusive, community learning environment for the benefit of the local community. 

Clydesdale Community Initiatives – Get outdoors Lanarkshire events and training 

Including therapeutic gardening, community orchard work, environmental volunteering and hospital gardens Email 

The Caley’s Grow and Learn Award

Grow and Learn is the Caley’s flagship education programme delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland. Grow and Learn aims to address a large gap in provision in the world of horticulture by offering an alternative learning opportunity for those who find mainstream learning challenging. Find out more about the person-centred Grow and Learn awards or email 

Free community path training 

Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. 

Training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change

If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019

Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses