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Outdoor Education

This Cross-party group's purpose:

The Cross Party Group on Outdoor Education is a forum for debate and sharing of information on a wide range of issues affecting the outdoor education sector in Scotland, our schools and local government as they seek to provide opportunities for young people to experience outdoor education.

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Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact David Siddle

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Smith, Liz

Liz Smith


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Johnson, Daniel

Daniel Johnson

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Edinburgh Southern (Constituency)

Hamilton, Rachael

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

MacGregor, Fulton

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Ruskell, Mark

Mark Ruskell


Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Whittle, Brian

Brian Whittle


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Wishart, Beatrice

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Shetland Islands (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Keir Bloomer

Mike Harvey

Rob Bushby

Professor Peter Higgins 


Scouts Scotland - secretary

Field Studies Council Scotland - secretary

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Education Scotland

Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE)


The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC)

Scottish Adventure Activities Forum (SAAF)

John Muir Trust


Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

Scottish Outdoor Education Centres

The Outward Bound Trust

Rock UK

Craikhope Outdoor Centre

Mountaineering Scotland 

Scripture Union (SU) Scotland 

Munro Society 


Public Health Scotland