Hooray! Today is the first Path Skillz session since the 2020 lockdown! We’re out at Bridgend Farmhouse in Craigmillar, Edinburgh today working with a group of 10 young people. Over the next 4 days they will be doing some learning about paths and path maintenance. Hopefully they’ll want to share their experiences on here, so … More …and we’re back!!
Check out this great new resource from NatureScot and Young Scot about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code! They have worked together to create 12 animated films for children and young people that will explain your rights and responsibilities about accessing the outdoors in Scotland: everything from crossing a golf course to taking a pee in … More #KnowTheCode
Today we were due to go out to Shotts to start 2 days of practical works. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all Paths For All work has been postponed. With Schools and Colleges closing indefinitely over the next few days it is uncertain when, or if, we will be able to fully complete … More All Path Skillz work postponed due to Covid-19!
The second day at Calderhead High School saw us going out on site to the Shotts Nature Park to look at the path and to practice using survey equipment. The groups also planned the improvement works that they would be doing in 2 weeks time. The 2 blog entries from the day are below: The … More Calderhead High School Day 2
Today we were back working alongside “Getting Better Together Shotts” at Calderhead High School for the first session of our second Path Skillz course with the school. Back in 2018 the school undertook the biggest Path Skillz project that had ever been attempted. This time we promised the staff it wouldn’t be so difficult! The … More “Getting Better Together” with Calderhead High School
Today we started our first Path Skillz course with students from the Stirling campus of Forth Valley College. It’s great to be doing this as we’ve had courses at Alloa and Falkirk campuses but it’s a first for us to be working with students at Stirling. Here’s what Josh had to say about today: … More Workstart Stirling – first session
It’s been great to be back working with Perth College on another Path Skillz course. Today saw our 2nd morning session take place. Thomas writes “We learned about personal equipment and survey equipment. We chose the questions for out community consultation. We got to grips with the survey equipment. We discussed the pros and cons … More Path Skillz is back in Perth
It was great to get over to Inverclyde today to meet up with a Path Skillz group that did their course and practical work 6 months ago. The guys at Parklea Branching Out were very happy to finish off their Dynamic Youth Award portfolios and still remembered a lot of what had been covered in … More Evaluation session at Parklea
A North Lanarkshire group have won a prestigious award for transforming disused land into central walking and cycling routes. Kyrstie Connor, a youth and early years developer at Getting Better Together, and a team of young volunteers from Calderhead High School have significantly upgraded an overgrown path in Shotts so that it can be put … More Youth Group Awarded for Bringing Path Back to Life
An Inverclyde youth has won Path for All’s Path Skillz Volunteer of the Year 2019 award for his enthusiasm in designing and building a path at Parklea Branching Out in Port Glasgow. Colin Mckenzie helped to create a new accessible path at the 3-acre site on the banks of the River Clyde. Colin was recognised … More Path Skillz Volunteer of the Year 2019