Recent News

Badgers Wood

It’s Very Good to be in Badgers Wood

Following a recent unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate to our Outdoor Nursery site in Elgin, we are delighted to share that our nature-based and child–led learning approach has gained significant recognition. The inspection report published very recently.  It noted:

Children were being given inspiring opportunities to grow and develop, be adventurous, build their resilience and be active, independent and innovative in their play and learning.

The four quality themes inspected - Care and Support, Environment, Management and Leadership, Staffing – received grades of Very Good or higher, with the Environment theme receiving the highest grade of Excellent.

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Fun in the woods

Holiday Programme

Stramash’s Holiday Programme provides lots of progressive outdoor opportunities for young people, throughout the holidays. Courses which will allow your child to learn and develop, discover new places, build confidence, have fun, make new friends and be active outdoors!

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Launch of Stramash Training Programme for 2017/18

Building on our past experience, we are delighted to launch our first programme of set training courses for staff working in the early years, primary school and childcare sectors.
Messy Maths – Fort William – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – 1030 to 1330
Messy Maths - Elgin – Sat 10th March 2018 – 1030 to 1330
Play – Elgin – Wed 15th Nov 2017 – 0930 to 1530
Play – Oban – Tues 20th Feb 2018 – 0930 to 1530
Play – Fort William – Wed 2nd May 2018 – 0930 to 1530
Literacy Through Outdoor Play - Fort William – Wed 14th March 2018 – 1230 to 1530
Literacy Through Outdoor Play - Oban – Tues 20th March 2018 – 1230 to 1530
Literacy Through Outdoor Play - Elgin – Tues 22nd May 2018 – 1230 to 1530

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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