Do you want to milk a cow, build a bothy, or plant a forest? Be an archaeologist, a poet, a weaver? Come outdoors and get stuck in to shieling life with us.
The Shieling Project is an off-grid learning centre based in Glen Strathfarrar, near Beauly in the Highlands of Scotland. The project is all about outdoor living – from looking after our livestock to making real buildings, from weaving baskets to making burgers from the meat we have raised here. The tradition of the shieling where folk lived outdoors all summer herding the cattle, gives us a window onto the past, but also helps us look forward to a sustainable future.
Come and work at the Shieling Project
We are looking for a couple who will be on site staff from April to September in 2019. This post is for practical outdoor people who like crofting, cooking, and children (though not cooking children!) We have our lovely converted caravan for you to live in, and a wide range of tasks to get stuck into. From cooking with groups when they are visiting, running educational sessions in the evenings, to helping with the livestock, and the maintenance of all the buildings.
The successful folk will not be shy of hard work, mud or learning how to fix things. You will live in a spectacular glen, but it will be remote and there is no hiding from the weather! You will have your own space to grow vegetables, and it will be a great way to learn more about crofting and education. When groups are staying you will get all your meals with them, but you will sort your own food otherwise. There is a small salary with this post, and if you really get into the project there are opportunities to work more within the organisation.
Please get in touch to ask about this post
Am bu toigh leat bò a’ bhleoghainn, bothan a’ thogail neo coille a chur as ùr? Am bu toigh leat a’ bhith ‘nad arc-eòlaiche, ‘nad bhàrd, no ‘nad breabadair? Thig a-mach dhan àrainneachd agus feuch dòigh beatha na h-àirigh còmhla rinn!
’S e ionad ionnsachaidh neo-eisimeileach a th’ ann am Pròiseact na h-Àirigh, a chaidh a’ stèidheachadh taobh a-muigh siostaman dealain is goireasan phoblach àbhaisteach. Ionnsachaidh sibh mu dheidhinn a’ bhith beò a-muigh – a’ togail bhothain, a’ dèanamh bhasgaidean, neo a’ còcaireachd bhurgairean bho fheòil ar sprèidh fhèin. Bidh sinn a’ toirt sùil air ais chun an àm nuair a bhiodh daoine agus am beathaichean a gluasad gach Samhradh suas chun na h-Àirighean. Tro ionnsachadh seann chleachdaidhean a bh’ aca, gheibh sinn sealladh air mar as urrainn dhuinne a bhith beò ann an saoghal seasmhach san latha againn fhèin agus ‘s an àm ri thighinn.
Photos by the Shieling Project, Mhairi Baird, George Logan and David Powell