Stramash Centre of Excellence for Outdoor Learning

The Stramash Centre of Excellence for Outdoor Learning currently has two unique and inspiring Scottish campuses- Fort William and Oban.

The Fort William campus is based at Inverlochy Mains, a 160 year old farmstead adjacent to the 13th century Inverlochy Castle. The 15 acre campus contains part of the 1645 Inverlochy Battlefield site and sits on the banks of the River Lochy at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Areas of meadow and woodland make the site a superb location for outdoor learning.

The Oban campus has three locations around the west coast town of Oban: a wooded hill near the beach at Ganavan that looks out to the islands of Lismore and Mull; a waterfront park in Oban Bay; and a 145 year old church and school built by the MacDougall Clan Chief on the island of Kerrera.

Using the unique Scottish landscape, Stramash provides high quality outdoor learning, training and development. Our experienced and highly qualified team provide tailored learning and development opportunities for a wide range of people including; early years, schools, young people, teachers, groups and individuals. Stramash uses the outdoors to: facilitate personal, social and educational development; promote lifelong active healthy lifestyles; encourage environmental awareness and stewardship;  facilitate and provide opportunities to access outdoor activities and outdoor sports development; contribute to local economic development.

Using the outdoors, Stramash aims to make a real positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and to the environment we work in.

More than activities…

Stramash is a social enterprise and a registered charity that uses the outdoor environment to provide life changing experiences. We currently have a number of projects we are working on including an apprenticeship scheme for local young people, adventure clubs that use a mixture of structured and unstructured play and exploration to promote personal and social development, outdoor sports development, Gaelic language development in the outdoors, outdoor learning projects and Forest Schools.

Oban Adventure Days

Looking for things to do in Oban?

Stramash offer exciting morning and afternoon adventures in gorge walking, sea kayaking, dinghy sailing, canoeing and coasteering in and around the Oban area!

Available all year round and suitable for individuals, groups and families.

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Activities and skills courses for 6-17 year olds. Half day to 5 day options. Based in Argyll but Scotland wide locations.

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Expeditions and skill courses for adults, at locations across the whole of Scotland lasting between 2 - 6 days.

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Schools & Groups

Looking for a residential course, a subject focused day trip or a tailor made trip specifically designed for you.

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Stramash News

Early Years (Nursery) Jobs In Oban and Fort William

We are recruiting a range of posts for our outdoor nurseries in Oban and Fort William. We are looking for team players who want to work in the outdoors, making a real difference to the lives of the children we work with.

Stramash Family Fun Day - Sunday 31st August

Following the success of last year’s event, we are once again joining forces with Inverawe Country Park to run a fantastic day of family fun in the great outdoors.

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Scotland's Outdoor Social Enterprise

Stramash delivers top quality outdoor learning, outdoor activities, expeditions and outdoor sports development. Adventure, exploration and challenge are all part of what Stramash can offer you. Being a social enterprise means that Stramash invests its resources back into communities and individuals, making a real difference to people's lives.
Be inspired, choose Stramash - Spionnadh às ùr à Dùbhlain