Dr Sam Harrison

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01 Jan ‘ 21

The Shieling Project

Do you want to live sustainably, get new skills, and spend time outside? Use a saw, plant a crop, or milk a cow? Come outdoors and get stuck into the shieling life with us.

Do you want to live sustainably, get new skills, and spend time outside? Use a saw, plant a crop, or milk a cow? 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.  We have two sites – in Glen Strathfarrar near Beauly, and in Gartymore near Helmsdale. 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. 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.

There are so many parts to the Shieling Project but at our core is a belief that a more sustainable future is possible. We provide learning experiences that are hands on, that connect generations, that encourage resilience and strengthen community.

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