Stramash has a wealth of experience built up over the years from developing and delivering its programme of skills courses and expeditions. You have the opportunity to experience one of our fantastic adventure holidays.
Whether it’s canoeing down a river, discovering lochs or climbing mountains, we have the course that will challenge and inspire you. All we ask is that you bring a keen sense of adventure and a willingness to learn.
Stramash host exciting day and evening adventures in sea kayaking, gorge scrambling, canyoning, canoeing and coasteering in the Oban area. These could be just what the doctor ordered if you don’t have the time for a full adventure, find out more…
You can book online.
At the bottom of every course description there is a button:
Click this button and you will be taken to the booking form. As well as being a booking form, this is also a consent form, so you do not need to send in a paper copy.
When you have completed the online booking, you need to then make the payment for the course.
Payment can be made by credit/debit card.
Please telephone us on 01631 566080, Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 5.30pm where a member of our team will be happy to process your details.
Alternatively payment can be made by cheque with your booking reference, child’s name, course/activity and date of event written on the reverse of the cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Stramash Social Enterprise and forwarded to:
Stramash, The Auction Mart, Upper Soroba, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4SD
If you have any problems, please contact us on 01631 566080 or send us a message
Although we update our course availability daily, occasionally a course may already be fully booked. Should this occur, we will contact you immediately to discuss alternatives.
You don’t need any specialist clothing or equipment for our courses. Coming on your own? Not a problem. Lots of people come on our courses not knowing anyone else. You’ll soon get to know everyone and the instructors will make sure you feel part of the group. Residential courses include all in-course transport, food and accommodation, so you don’t need extra money.
Safety is a key element of all the courses we offer. Stramash vet their coaches, instructors and volunteers before allowing them to work on the courses. Each person working on a course has an Enhanced Disclosure check carried out. All the activities are risk assessed and are carried out by qualified and experienced people. In addition, Stramash has been licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service to run activities.
Travel safety is a big concern for Stramash. That is why all our minibuses are serviced regularly, all our drivers have undergone MIDAS driver training and all our minibuses have individual seatbelts fitted to each seat. The wearing of seatbelts in our minibuses is compulsory.
In 2006 Stramash won three Excellence Awards including the BEST RURAL AREA AWARD and in 2008 the programme won the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) Excellence Award for the BEST HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME in Scotland and was a finalist in the APSE Outstanding Achievements Sport Leisure and Culture Award.
Environment and People
On our residential trips we will teach you about the environment you are in and your responsibilities to it. You will learn about relationships with, and responsibilities towards, other people. And you will also learn about yourself. Our group sizes are also kept to an appropriate level so as to maximise the experience for everyone. Stramash takes its responsibility towards people and the environment extremely seriously. We will therefore be taking a minimal impact approach and adopting the Leave No Trace ethos on our expeditions.
As part of our social responsibility, we have sourced many products with the FAIRTRADE Mark which will be used on our trips. Menus are designed to promote healthy eating.
As part of our environmental responsibility, we promote the John Muir Award which supports the discovery, exploration and protection of wild places. Stramash has at its core the responsible stewardship of our outdoor environment and seeks to educate our clients in outdoor access, conservation and use as well as imparting skills in outdoor activity.
People with disabilities
If your child has a disability please contact us so we can discuss the suitability of activities. We do need reasonable notice to give us time to make the necessary arrangements.
Once we receive your online booking your place will be pending until full payment is received.
Once we receive your full payment we will confirm your place by email.
If there are no spaces left on your chosen course we will contact you and offer an alternative where available.
Prior to the course start date you will be sent full details of any transport available, with pick up/return locations and times given.
By telephoning the Stramash office on 01631 566080, Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, and paying by debit or credit card. (Please have the participant’s name, course name and course date to hand when you telephone.)
By cheque made payable to “Stramash”. (Please write the participant’s name, course name and course date on the back of the cheque.)
Do not send cash through the post.
Payment by Instalments
Whilst being fantastic value for money we realise that it can be difficult to pay for the residential courses in one go. We therefore allow payment for the more expensive courses to be paid in instalments. If you would find this helpful, please contact the Stramash office on 01631 566080 and we will be happy to help. If you would genuinely struggle to pay the cost of any of our courses, even by instalments, please contact us to discuss ways we could help.
Package cost includes:
- Transport as indicated on website
- Food on residential courses – all you have to provide is a packed lunch for the first day
- Accommodation whether it is camping, hostel, bunkhouse or yacht
- Equipment and protection gear
- Insurance – NB not for personal belongings or cancellation (if you wish to take out your own insurance for personal possessions or cancellation this is at your discretion but with regards to personal possessions, we do not encourage taking anything of value with you on your course)
Residential Kit List
Day Activities Kit List