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Announcing Dig Deep: A New ‘Design & Build’ Natural Play Service

2nd February 2018

Together we are proud to make something different – green spaces with character that engage their users and whose starting point is children’s play and outdoor learning. We are excited to announce a new opportunity for schools across Scotland. A project collaboration between Judi Legg, WILDSIDE DESIGNS & PLAYLINK Associate, and Clydesdale Community Initiative (CCI). […]


How To Grow A Playspace

10th May 2017

The exciting new publication ‘How to Grow a Playspace’ is now published.  This comprehensive ‘go-to’ guide is for anyone interested or involved with children’s play and play spaces.  Chapter 31 of this excellent read was developed by Judi Legg, Wildside in Scotland, and is entitled This Place is Like a Building Site – a familiar […]


Free Baltic Street Adventure Playground Tours

1st April 2017

Wildside in Scotland is organising a programme of visits for play workers, facility managers, educationalists and all those with an interest in free play outdoors to Baltic Street Adventure Playground, one of the most inspiring play projects in Scotland. Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a supervised adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years which has […]


North Lanarkshire Teachers Get All Fired Up!

1st April 2017

Teachers from North Lanarkshire got all fired up at their recent Critical Skills Outdoor CPD event as they achieved their challenge of lighting a fire and keeping it going for ten minutes. The Critical Skills Outdoor CPD course is all about working with cheap and simple loose materials, with the aim of demonstrating an exciting […]


Wildside Designs Win Fairley Road Design Contract

1st April 2017

We are very happy to announce that Wildside Designs in partnership with Ian White Associates has won the contract to take forward the design for the Fairley Road Adventure Playground in Aberdeen. Wildside Designs delivered the ambitious design concept in 2015 and we are greatly looking forward to working with the fantastic team at Adventure […]


Young Volunteers Dig Deep To Protect Woodland

1st April 2017

Hello, our names are Adam Boyd and Kira Lundy and we have been going down to Kilsyth Woodland Centre to help clear out and refurbish the newly adopted woodland area. We have had an amazing time working with the kids and Wildside in Scotland Director, Judi Legg. We enjoyed taking time out of our Thursday […]


Our Whomping Willows

1st April 2017

Fifteen energetic volunteers got stuck into creating some imaginative willow structures on 1 April 2017 – with some considerable April Foolery going on (mostly Board Members)! This being the time of year when this magical plant can grow from just a twig stuck in the ground, we created dens, arches, fence decorations and a gathering […]


Branching Out Bags £5,000 From Carrier Bag Charge Fund

27th February 2017

Wildside in Scotland is delighted to announce that our Kilsyth Community Woodland Project – Branching Out – has bagged £5,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – […]


Volunteers Pull Together

27th February 2017

Volunteers from Kilsyth Academy are helping to pull together a Woodland Management Plan for the Kilsyth Woodland Centre. Following a tree survey by the North Lanarkshire Arboriculture Team, trees that were diseased have been identified and felled, providing us with lots of stumps, pennies, branches, rods, seeds etc for use in our Outdoor Learning and […]


Compensation Culture Of School Accident Pay Outs Once Again Make Headline News

11th February 2017

A recent BBC article published figures that reveal an apparent doubling in school compensation payouts from £1.65m in 2014 to £3.45m in 2016. The article was headlined ‘School compensation payouts include blindfold mishap and whiteboard accident’. However, ‘Hard facts bust the myth of a ‘compensation culture’ of school accident payouts’ is what the headline should have […]