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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

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

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

A Visit from our Patron

What a pleasure it was to welcome our Patron and wildlife filmmaker, Gordon Buchanan, into the office this week. Gordon came and paid us a visit after we had listened to one of his inspiring talks at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness the night before. It was a great opportunity to share some of our stories … Continued

UK Summer Tour

We took our leader training courses on tour across the UK this summer. From Findhorn to Kinghorn, to Devon and the Forest of Dean, we covered the length and breadth of the country and met some amazing people along the way. The summer started at home in Findhorn where we delivered our first Coastal Activity … Continued

Summer Holidays in Culbin Forest

The summer holidays started with a week of discovery and adventure in Culbin Forest. What a week had by all of our intrepid explorers as we set off to discover the wild and enchanting Culbin Forest on our Minecraft Residential Camp. After travelling by boat across the Findhorn Bay, we trekked into the woodland and … Continued