The Green Volunteers programme includes 2 weekend residentials and a week-long residential in the summer.  These projects are ideal for participants completing any level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, or for those who simply love time outdoors making new friends.

March 21st-22nd: Green Team Wildwood, Glenlude, nr Innerleithen
A special weekend at our own wild wood on the John Muir Trust Estate in Glenlude. Help us manage the existing brash hedging and create new and add more native trees to this wonderful wild setting. Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Days/Residential.  Read about one participants experience here
Cost: £30 including all food, accommodation and transport to/from Tynecastle High School.

 

Nov 7-8th: Wiston Lodge, nr Biggar 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
This will be a very special residential weekend, celebrating our 25th anniversary. Accommodation will be in the Wiston Lodge annex buildings and the lodge is being used all weekend by the Green Team for our special celebrations. Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Days/Residential.Read about one participants experience here.   
Cost: £30 including all food, accommodation and transport to/from Tynecastle High School.

 

June 27th-2nd July: Isle of Eigg, Scottish Highlands
Join our Green Team leaders for a unique Duke of Edinburgh Residential to the stunning Isle of Eigg. We will work with the local ranger on current conservation projects, helping to conserve and protect local biodiversity and help with community conservation projects. We will also work towards our John Muir Award and celebrate our achievements as a group. Maximum group size of 12 plus leaders.

The journey to the island is wonderful. You’ll travel (by minibus from Edinburgh) to somewhere wild and remote, to an awesome spot with breathtaking views and nature. We will explore this unique landscape and its flora and fauna. People can also choose to meet us in Mallaig for the ferry crossing – please ensure you inform us if this is your intention.

Accommodation will be in the excellent Glebe Barn Hostel where we have the full accommodation booked just for us. Cooking will be done in small groups in a rota basis.

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