Arran is one of the most southerly Scottish islands. It has pretty villages along the coastline, a rugged and mountainous interior and green rolling hills with woodland in the South. While feeling stunningly remote it is easily accessed from Glasgow.
The aim of the residential is to explore Arran, its landscape, wildlife and coastline and fulfil the requirements of the John Muir Discovery Award. You will spend time undertaking conservation work with the Arran Rangers as well as exploring the island on foot and going in search of some amazing wildlife.
Your instructor will meet you at Glasgow central railway station and travel to Arran with you. You will take the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick on Arran and take a local bus to your hostel once arrived.
For the duration of the residential you will be based at a comfortable bunkhouse. From here you will set off and complete conservation tasks and/ or activities each day.
Food is provided for the duration of the programme and you will cooking at the bunkhouse in teams each night. Special dietary requirements aren't a problem, please just let us know via email well in advance so we can plan around this.