NNOL formed a Scottish OL research hub in 2016 to connect with the Institute of Outdoor Learning Research hubs across England and Wales. On 13th December 2018, a Scottish Outdoor Learning Research Hub event was hosted by Strathclyde University. Please follow this Outdoor Learning Directory link to access the summary notes from the meeting.

The next 2020 Outdoor Learning seminar is being planned for spring 2020 and will have a Health & Wellbeing research focus. Offers from potential contributors (academic and teacher practitioners, NNOL members) working in this field are welcomed. If you would like to become involved, please get in touch. E:

Save the date - NNOL Scotland Strategic Meeting 2019

Once a year we hold a strategic meeting for the partners and aspirant partners of NNOL. Any third sector outdoor, environmental, adventure and sustainability organisation can attend.

If you have any questions about attending, please email

Date :Wednesday 20th November 2019

Time:  10am – 3pm

Venue - Glasgow Youth Hostel – 8 Park Terrace, Glasgow G3 6BY

This event is not appropriate for teachers or educators - we will have a date for our fabulous 'Dirty Weekend' early in 2020 shared with you all soon.

HELP NEEDED - ReRoute(youth biodiversity group) would like to find out more about the number and location of 'outdoor' kit libraries in Scotland - items which can be borrowed to help young people out for outdoor activities

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Scottish Teachers’ Dirty Weekend 2019
Hosted by East Ayrshire Council’s Learning Outdoors Support Team and The Field Studies Council, Millport supported by National Network for Outdoor Learning 1st/2nd March 2019 Field Studies Centre, Millport For full details and workshops click here Final Programme For sign up click here

The National Network for Outdoor Learning (Scotland)

The National Network for Outdoor Learning brings together organisations (including representatives from Government, Councils, professional bodies), schools and the third sector, who support and deliver Outdoor Learning in Scotland.

The Network aims to ensure that there is a clear voice and strategic approach to supporting, promoting, and delivering quality Outdoor Learning experiences to all.

It hosts networking and information sharing events, with 2 per year currently planned.
A spring event will support teachers and practitioners who would like to develop new skills, enhance existing ones and create partnerships with different organisations.An autumn event will support those who have a more strategic role in delivery, with keynotes relating to government policy and international Outdoor Learning developments.
The organisations involved in the National Network are listed here: (listed alphabetically)
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen University (Dr. Donald Gray)
Archaeology Scotland
Arran …

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