5 Dec - Young People, Battleby

This SNH Sharing Good Practice event will celebrate and share good practice examples of what worked during 2018 to engage young people and will focus on the legacy aspects of the year. It will showcase the Challenge Fund work and how that work hopes to have lasting legacy; and SNH’s work with linking schools and their local greenspace. Booking forms available from email  

29 January – Urban Community Land Gathering 

Community Land Scotland and Scottish Land Fund would like to invite you to our first Urban Community Land Gathering. This event is for communities owning or interested in buying land or buildings in urban areas across Scotland. This event is sponsored by the Scottish Government.

12-13 Feb - People & Dogs in the Outdoors seminar 

Lynford Hall Hotel & Thetford Forest, England. Organised by the The Outdoor Recreation Network and hosted by Forestry Comission England and the Kennel Club.

19 – 20 Feb - Youth Tracks training course, Falkirk 

Paths for All’s free training course is designed to give youth workers and youth leaders the skills to empower young people to explore, map, and promote paths and greenspaces which they think other young people would like to visit.

28 February - Natural Capital Investment Conference 2019, London

From public parks to peatland, the need to attract investment for the restoration of natural features in the UK has never been greater. Learn how to be part of this key frontier in green finance for the UK at this conference organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network.

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. 

Park events – Edinburgh, Falkirk & Glasgow

To find out about events and activities in parks in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Scotland’s national nature reserves, check out the MyParkScotland 

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. 

TCV conservation training

Short and long training courses from TCV in locations across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland 

OWL Scotland is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years. OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups. 

Play Scotland is offering training sessions on play policy and strategy

Following Scotland’s first National Play Strategy and Action Plan, Play Scotland is offering work place based training sessions (full day and half-day) to explore what the play strategy and action plan means for organisations. Contact Debbie Willet at Play Scotland for more information, email

SNH Sharing Good Practice programme

The programme of events for 2018 is available 

Working with volunteers

Volunteer Scotland offer a wide range of volunteer training courses and FREE online sessions to suit every budget and need. Find out more 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2018

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