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, the DESC for Craigalmond, is going ahead with organising a Regional residential training weekend this Autumn, similar to the successful one he organised for his District last year, to be followed by an assessment weekend with Lochgoilhead staff next Spring. There has been sufficient interest to make this viable and further applications will be welcomed with a deadline of 20 May. He gives details and asks for replies using a survey (please note, this will be live until 20 May).
Davy’s project, offering single day and evening modular training courses, is under way. He gives details of this and invites further applications in a separate article.
DofE and other Expeditions and Terrain Permits
Davy’s article also explains some of the matters to be considered when organising expeditions in the hills – which is most of Scotland! Bear in mind that you can also contact the Regional Adviser (DofE), John Buchanan, for advice on DofE.