Slattadale

Slattadale Slattadale is a project to establish new outdoor learning opportunities for the Gairloch Associated School group on the shores of Loch Maree.

Operating as usual

01/07/2024

Family fun in the holidays alternate tuesdays at Torridon and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
for more information contact [email protected].

17/05/2024

Looking forward to another Free Friday Afternoon Pizza, sign up via eventbrite - only 15 spaces on the bus!

03/05/2024

Kinlochewe Fun and games tomorrow :)

See poster for the running order for the Kinlochewe Fun Day tomorrow!!! 🥳

Photos from Gairloch High School's post 20/03/2024
Photos from Slattadale's post 15/03/2024

Amazing collaboration with Anna Black HLH, Paul Bolton and Jess NTS, Doug Bartholomew and Naturescot volunteer team and Paul Tattersall hot from the Alps to put on Careers in forestry taster session #4 - Intro to Arboreal rope techniques and Pizza! Thanks to our funding from FLS and OWLS we had a blast😁

Photos from Slattadale's post 01/12/2023
Photos from Slattadale's post 01/12/2023

Slattadale on tour today and what a day! Careers in forestry taster session #3 with Gairloch High School pupils tree planting and deer management with NatureScot at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Huge thanks to Doug and Molly for your time and expertise, to Jess for inspiring stories that it’s possible to plant your way around the world, to Mrs Macrae for keeping us all right and Lucy for the lush cakes 😍
That’s our last session this year but already looking forward to more next term.

Photos from Gairloch High School's post 20/11/2023

Great to be joined by Bonnie Maggio head of OWLS education programming from Scottish Forestry, sharing her career path and tree id skills!

18/11/2023
Photos from Slattadale's post 18/11/2023

Thanks to Chloe for some cracking shots of tonight’s celebration

18/11/2023

What a fun celebration of our successful CATS! Well done to everyone who rocked up in the rain tonight, rekindling old friendships and creating new ones to share the first of many gatherings under the stars/clouds in Slattadale. Special thanks to the amazing volunteer team for setting the stage despite the weather😍

Photos from Slattadale's post 17/11/2023

Thankyou Dr Elspeth Macdonald for fascinating session planning today getting ready for Monday careers in forestry taster into forest research techniques. Fingers crossed for clear skies for tomorrow early evening son et lumiere, the hotchoc just arrived in the post!

15/11/2023

Come and help us celebrate our successful Community Asset Transfer at Slattadale on November 18th, 4pm at our newly acquired site at SlattadaleSlattadale. This event is open to all members and families. Don't worry if you're not a member yet - you can sign up at https://slattadale.org.uk/membership/ - its free!!!

Car share if possible, wrap up warm and ready for the weather (rain forecast) and bring a torch to enjoy a wee bit of fun, hot chocolate and Fee's famous choc chip cookies!!!

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/son-et-lumiere-slattadale-tickets-748716931497?aff=oddtdtcreator

08/11/2023

Thank you to our 1000(!) followers for sharing our journey with us! Your support and interest is appreciated by all involved!

07/11/2023

Shopping locally at farm and garden for our first set of Slattadale tools ready for careers in forestry arborisculpture session with les bates tomorrow.

Slattadale buy-out success 03/11/2023

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the purchase of our site at Slattadale has gone through this afternoon! This is the culmination of a 5 years of research, planning and paperwork but it is all worth it as it will help enhance the learning and development of our children and young people for years to come!

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get us to this stage and for all the local community support which has led to this special day.

The Slattadale Trustees


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Slattadale buy-out success Forestry and Land Scotland has today (Friday 3 Nov) successfully concluded another Community Asset Transfer with Slattadale SCIO that will benefit young people across the area.

01/11/2023

Huge thank you to Doug for finding the time and energy to strim the long grass in preparation for our first woodland skills session next week. In collaboration with OWLS https://owlscotland.org/ we have secured funding from Forestry and Land Scotland to create a careers in forestry programme for our young12-18 people. We are looking forward to working with willow man Les Bates to shape our first hazel arch arbor at Slattadale.

31/10/2023

Come and help us celebrate our successful Community Asset Transfer at Slattadale on November 18th, 4pm at our newly acquired site at Slattadale. This event is open to all members and families. Don't worry if you're not a member yet - you can sign up at https://slattadale.org.uk/membership/ - its free!!!

Car share if possible, wrap up warm and bring a torch to enjoy a wee bit of fun, hot chocolate and Fee's famous choc chip cookies!!!

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/son-et-lumiere-slattadale-tickets-748716931497?aff=oddtdtcreator

26/10/2023

Looking forward to our great local young people getting involved and leading the way!

S1A SMART class were having a wee sing song of Loch Maree Islands (brilliantly led by Donnie) 🎶 down at Slattadale this afternoon and talking about all the exciting things which could happen there over their time at Gairloch High School!

Photos from Slattadale's post 01/10/2023

Another great day taking , this time to Shieldaig and once again supported by Charlie from Climb Ride Explore. Thanks also to Tom from Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures for the teas, coffees and hot chocs and Fee for planning and running the day!

Here are just some of the photos of what was another great day!

There are still places available for this coming Friday in Gairloch or Slattadale and remember, it's FREE!!! More information can be found on our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teen-paddleboarding-session-gairloch-tickets-719090688607?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Find out more and get involved by becoming a member at https://slattadale.org.uk/membership/

Contact us via email at [email protected]

Photos from Slattadale's post 19/09/2023

A great day was had by all last Saturday on Tollie Bay!!! Still space for members to book places on the next 2 FREE sessions. You can register as a member at: https://slattadale.org.uk/membership/

Visit our newsletter to access links for Saturday 30th September on Loch Shieldaig and Friday 6th October in Gairloch/Slattadale.

https://mailchi.mp/08ea017df1b3/slattadale-2023-agm-members-notification-6666170

NOTE: Venues to be confirmed nearer the time based on forecasted weather conditions.

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