We work to make a positive life possible for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people across community justice, employability and wellbeing. Our intensive personal development and experiential learning - delivered in Scottish communities and the outdoors - support people to build skills and unlock confidence. ​

We use Scotland's outdoors and work in communities to deliver intensive personal development for people, at any stage in their life, struggling with issues such as involvement in the criminal justice system, long term unemployment, recovery from addiction, homelessness or risk of homelessness, isolation, and a history of trauma or harm. 

We provide: 

  • Criminal justice programmes focused on rehabilitation and reducing offending throughout Scotland 
  • Employability programmes for young people facing hardship and disadvantage in Scotland 
  • Programmes for ex-service personnel struggling with civilian life 
  • Personal development programmes that significantly improve people’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, relationships and use of local support and services  

Our key areas of work

Success stories

Laurence’s story

“I used to think that people couldn’t change, but now I do. Everybody deserves a second chance.”

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Our programmes

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Living Wild

For men and women across Scotland on Community Payback and other criminal justice orders who want to move away from offending. Our criminal justice programmes support individuals to address behaviour leading to offending and help with rehabilitation.

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Inspiring Young Futures

Inspiring Young Futures is an outdoor learning programme for young people aged 16-25 in Scotland struggling with youth unemployment, involvement in offending, anti-social behaviour, history of substance misuse and homelessness.

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Next Steps

A programme for women across Scotland involved in the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol misuse and social isolation which may impact on their mental health, employment and relationships.

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Positive Futures

For ex-servicemen and women across Scotland who are finding it difficult to transition fully into civilian life. The programme supports veterans involved in the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol misuse and social isolation.

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Change Cycle

An employability service for young people in Scotland struggling with long-term unemployment. Our service is tackling youth unemployment by building aspiration, motivation and self-confidence while developing key employability skills.

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Outdoor Therapy

The service aims to support people by combining the full range of benefits from time in nature and the outdoors with professional therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing. This is a free, confidential service for 16-25 year olds and ex-service personnel.

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