News Room

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is not far away, and while we love to shop locally we know that sometimes you just have to go online for that special present! If you are shopping online please support Wild things! by using Amazon Smile when you go online.  It won’t cost you anything extra and it will help us to … Continued

We Need a New Minibus

Our Silver Saplings project is sprouting and starting to grow! This programme improves health and wellbeing within our communities by connecting people with the natural environment and each other. We create opportunities for intergenerational engagement across our communities, engaging young and old alike through a wide variety of outdoor and environmental education activities. Next year … Continued

Silver Saplings Wild and Well Newsletter

Overview Wild Things!’ Silver Saplings programme improves health and wellbeing within our communities by connecting people with the natural environment and each other. We create opportunities for intergenerational engagement across our communities, engaging young and old alike through a wide variety of outdoor and environmental education activities. Silver Sapling Care Home Programmes We have worked … Continued

Silver Saplings Update

Silver Saplings Overview Getting out into green spaces can play a vital role in our health and wellbeing, whether that’s gardens, beaches, forests or parks. Our project connects people of all ages with the natural environment and each other, inspiring our participants to be as active as possible whilst learning new skills and making new … Continued

Silver Saplings: Wild and Well

Putting health & wellbeing and older people at the heart of what we do “It’s made me a lot happier. I suffer from depression a lot. And coming out with Wild things! gets me into nature, which I love. It gets me with other people, which I’m also very fond of and I just love … Continued

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