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Wild Foods – Sustainability, Safety and Certainty

September is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors and do some foraging. As the deciduous leaves turn to bright yellows and reds, the fruits and berries of many trees and plants begin to ripen and mushrooms, long concealed beneath the earth, finally push up their fruiting bodies across the fields and forest floors … Continued

Hello from the new CEO

It’s been nearly two months since I started with Wild things! and what a wild ride it’s been! Returning to Scotland from the smoky suburbs of London couldn’t have been a greater or more delightful contrast. I have already seen dolphins leaping in the Moray Firth, seen the seemingly never-ending sunsets of the fine Moray … Continued

Meet Our New CEO

We are delighted to welcome our new CEO, Luke Strachan who has started at Wild things!  Luke has a life time of spending time outdoors, a passion for caring for the environment and the welfare of people. Through his work at Reach Volunteering in London he has gained a breadth of experience in the third … Continued

Young Adults Training Opportunity

  If you are aged between 16 and 23, (or know someone who is) this could be a great opportunity for you to benefit from some free training from Wild things!  You will get the opportunity to help us to run our holiday programme whilst gaining valuable skills and training. If you think this might … Continued

Moray Outdoor and Walking Festival

The Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival will soon be here and with walks for all abilities it really does offer something for everyone.  From a gentle stroll  round Aberlour listening to the myths and legends of the river Spey to the more energetic Moray Way Five Day Challenge of 95 miles!  Wild things are offering … Continued

Could You Be Our New CEO?

After twenty fruitful and dynamic years of working at Wild things! Jennie our Founder and Executive Director has decided that the time has come to step aside and explore pastures new. As a result, Wild things! are looking for a CEO to lead the charity in its next steps as a Centre of Excellence in Education, Conservation, … Continued

Bottoms up! My experience with real nappies…

As a Dad, a ‘Canny Scot’, and someone who cares about the environment; making the decision – as a family – to use real nappies with our children was an easy one! Real nappies, what are they? Real nappies – also known as reuseable nappies, washable nappies, or cloth nappies – are usually made from … Continued

3 Reasons to Learn Something New in 2018

New Year, New Skills? Life’s too short not to keep learning something new. And with the range of courses we have available at Wild things! there is nowhere better to do that than here. A new year can feel like a new start, the perfect opportunity to make a change or learn something new. For many … Continued

Seasons Greetings!

Winter Greenings from the Wild things! team May we wish you well as the year draws to a close, With roasted chestnuts and willow boughs, May your hearth burn healthy and bright, And your toasted marshmallows delight, May your woodland walks at this time of year, Fill your days with festive cheer. A HUGE thank you to … Continued

Christmas Celebrations with Our Seniors

A magical frosty day. It was below zero degrees, the skies were blue, the fire crackled and here we were with 8 women between 70 and 94 sitting in blankets (and a few with hot-water bottles) around the fire, making willow stars, toasting marshmallows & sweet chestnuts and singing Christmas Carols. This was a truly … Continued

And Keep Discount

Are you looking for some ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts? Our friends at And Keep.com have a wonderful range online and have very kindly offered a special 15% discount to all of our participants and followers. To take advantage, just enter the code: WILD2017 during checkout to redeem the offer. (valid until the 31 January 2018) Happy festive … Continued

Three For The Sea!

3-4-C is an exciting new initiative where we share what we are DOING to care for our Oceans. We want to celebrate your acts of kindness, conservation and consideration that help look after our magnificent seas and all that lives there. By sharing your actions, you might give others great ideas and inspire them to … Continued