SpeyGrian is unique.
It brings together teachers, writers, artists, musicians and scientists to explore creative approaches to outdoor learning. Through formal workshops and informal discussions, people from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to share ideas and learn from each other.
Set up more than 10 years ago, SpeyGrian has already organised many courses on both sea and land. Eigg has been a popular course venue for several years. These courses have been supported from the beginning by Eco-Schools Scotland as a key partner, both in helping to fund and to deliver them.
Eigg was the venue for our successful networking course over the weekend of Friday 10th to Monday 13th August 2012.
The island offers a diverse landscape, rich wildlife and a vibrant community which has become world famous for taking control of its destiny through a community-linked buyout over the last 15 years. The community has developed award-winning sustainable energy schemes, green tourism and many other projects to create and maintain jobs.
SpeyGrian also organised a 'Drove Roads' journey this summer, from 30th June to 8th July. This expedition allowed a diverse group of artists, ecologists, storytellers, historians and educators to explore an old droving route. For more information, click 'Other Events' here or through the tab at the side of this page.
As a destination, Eigg is an ideal environment to explore making creative connections between and through different disciplines.
The aims of the course were to:
• Discover creative and innovative approaches to recording a learner’s journey both for personal and professional use
• Get inspiration and ideas from sharing walks, workshops and other activities with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
• Provide the opportunity for personal reflection and skill development in a beautiful setting, clarifying ideas about the nature and purpose of learning and teaching
• Encourage wider social and professional connections across disciplines
Creating a mural on Eigg Primary School during Creative Connections course
The mural goes live
Walk up the Sgurr
Coast near Laig Bay