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The Shieling Project is an off-grid learning centre in the Highlands of Scotland
Do you want to live sustainably, learn new skills, and spend time outside? Learn how to milk a cow, weave a basket, build a bothy or investigate our recent past at our off-grid learning centre. Come outdoors and get stuck into the shieling life with us.
The Shieling Project is an off-grid learning centre in the Highlands of Scotland. The project is all about outdoor living – from looking after our livestock to making real buildings and weaving baskets to making burgers from the meat we have raised here. You can help with seasonal tasks like planting, moving the cattle, making hay, or harvesting the crops. 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. Alongside our schools provision, we offer lots of courses and events throughout the year from craft weeks to family camps.
Our Amazing Team.
Timber Craft InstructrorJames Chitty is a designer, maker, carpenter, and artist based in Moray James trained in Furniture Design at Edinburgh College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design and has spent the last 20 years working on all kinds of projects, mostly in Scotland. H (...)
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DirectorJean Langhorne has been involved in the Shieling Project, as a Director, since its inception in 2013. Although she is a Zoology graduate, she initially worked in the arts for about 8 years; in community dance and theatre-in-education. Eventually, she end (...)
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DirectorCol Gordon is a farmer’s son, researcher and baker who’s based on his family’s farm in the Scottish Highlands. He has worked with heritage grains as a seed researcher, grower and baker for over a decade and hopes to one day to spend his summers milking hi (...)
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DirectorJane is currently a Secondary school Teacher but has worked widely in Museum Education and Arts Administration since 1994. She has wide experience of creating placed-based content for the secondary curriculum and has encouraged schools to engage more wide (...)
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Project DirectorKat Lee is a former paediatric nurse and FE lecturer in health and social care. She grew up on the West Coast, near Balmacara; went to Hull University to do nurse training and then moved back to the Highlands with her husband and children in 2013. After (...)
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