Education

Kilchuimen Primary pupils dig-in to nature

Rhona Community Engagement trainee leading a woodland craft activity ​On a sunny day in mid-May, 20 primary six and seven students from Kilchuimen Primary School, Fort Augustus, took part in an activity day at the Trees for Life Dundreggan estate in Glenmoriston. The day encouraged the students to connect with nature and introduced them to the possibilities of a career in conservation.  … read more

Unique rewilding training aims to boost employability in rural economy

Trainee Group 03 A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy. … read more

Six months of Skills for Rewilding

Trainee Group 02 Paul Greaves catches up with our ‘Skills for Rewilding’ trainees to find out how they’re getting on now they are halfway through the programme. Paul is responsible for the Skills for Rewilding programme based at Dundreggan, coordinating the training that’s giving fifteen people, over three years, the chance to learn new skills in horticulture, forestry, community engagement and deer and estate management. … read more

  • 15th Feb 2019, by Paul Greaves. Image © Alex MacLeod; Trees for Life. Trainees left to right, Nick, Callum, Tim and Rhona.
  • News, Projects, Education

Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree

IMG_9082 Emma Beckinsale pollinating female catkins of aspen in polytunnel Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree … read more

Native woodlands and rewilding brought to life for Highland schools

Claire Hewitt with pupils Schools in the Highlands are working with conservation charity Trees for Life to learn firsthand about native woodlands and rewilding through a new project that combines tree planting with storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry and song … read more

Rewilding the Highlands: Discovering our Woodland Heritage

Ariel Killick with pupils Over the past two months the children at five local primary schools have been very busy learning about the Caledonian Forest as part of Trees for Life’s Rewilding the Highlands Project … read more

Rewilding: public discussions with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone

rewilding Everyone is invited to this open and free event hosted by the Network of Wellbeing, the University of Exeter, and Exeter Community Initiatives. … read more

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