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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Regional Advisers (DofE) are John Buchanan and Neil Grant.  They will be very happy to assist anyone (Leader, Explorer, Network or parent) with matters concerning DofE and how DofE fits in with other awards.

For information about DofE, see Top Awards for Explorers and Network.

DofE Advisers

John Buchanan and Neil Grant

DofE News

A proper expedition – not just tourists!

Two groups of Explorers formed from Braid and Craigalmond carried out an excellent DofE Gold expedition over four days at the end of August, walking from Corrour Station and completing their circular route at Rannoch.  One candidate unfortunately had to drop out on...

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award leaders meet Earl of Forfar

The Earl of Forfar (who is better known as Prince Edward), met a group of our leaders at a reception in the City Chambers on 4 July for DofE leaders from across Edinburgh and the Lothians.  Simon Cocker of Meadows ESU, Sam Dickinson of Borestane ESU and Janet...

Hillwalking training update

Hillwalking training update

There has been an excellent response to last month's announcement of two complementary initiatives to provide training for Hillwalking permits (see original article). David Newton David, the DESC for Craigalmond, is going ahead with organising a Regional residential...

Hillwalking training update

Hillwalking and climbing information

The Region ran a taster training session on 30 April. Eight leaders from across the Region spent an evening with Mountaineering Instructors Davy Virdee and Martin Holland looking at the skills needed to move towards gaining a hillwalking permit. There’s lots of demand...

Expedition training

Expedition training

Help with planning and training for all types of expedition (DofE, Chief Scout's Award, Queen's Scout Award) is available from the DofE site using the links below. Expedition training DofE Expedition Section - main page Expedition downloads DofE requirements DofE...