Activities

We offer a wide range of activities which are all available in Gaelic or English. We also use activities as a way of introducing Gaelic to young people. 

We can offer a full range of activities through our residential programme at Glenmore Lodge or come to you and deliver a programme or activity in your area. 

 

Bikeability Scotland

Bikeability is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need both to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood. Spòrs Gàidhlig is able to deliver bikeability to level three. This is a great activity to deliver through Gaelic as it’s full of language and engaging for young people. We can also offer bikeability to learners at a level which is suitable for their needs.

Bushcraft & Forest School

Bushcraft is excellent for learning new skills in the outdoors. Our workshops include fire making, shelter building and others and can be combined with other activities to make a fulfilling programme for young people. For example, a SUP session can be combined with bushcraft meaning that there can be two simultaneous activities taking place.

Climbing & Abseiling

This is a great activity for personal challenge and a real thrill for everyone. The great thing is that there is usually a local crag where an abseil or climbing session can be set up. If groups have been going to a climbing wall, we can help take those skills outside.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Expedition Section

We are able to support schools with the delivery of their Duke of Edinburgh expedition programme, both in Gaelic and English.  We can support your school and groups with training, planning, practice and qualifying expeditions. Spòrs Gàidhlig is an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and we can also provide expedition equipment for participants.

Gorge Challenge

Gorge Walking is a fun, challenging activity which brings a smile to everyone’s face. It also allows skills which are not apparent in the classroom to become more obvious in a new and exciting environment. We deliver gorge scrambling throughout Scotland and can come to your area.  We have the equipment, professional instructors and everything else required for a fun, challenging and safe adventure.

John Muir Award

We have been offering the John Muir Award at all levels for a number of years. It’s a great way to introduce multiple subjects to young people. Our award programme is flexible and based on engaging with nature and the Gaelic language. We use camera traps, nature surveys, area clean-ups and also develop presentation skills. An adventurous activity can be included to increase the excitement level. 

Mapland Alba

Learn about Scotland, our geography, our history and many other things using the largest map of Scotland in existance! Mapland Scotland is a giant jigsaw map with topographical detail, and is completely walkover. It is made of 180 lightweight plastic jigsaw pieces and has a total size of 10.8 m by 7.6 m, plus  2.5 m by 1.6 m for Shetland.

We can deliver educational workshops on many subjects such as map reading, scale, symbols, contours, geography, transport links, place-names and heritage, political structures and many others. We have lessons which are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence or which are just for fun (whilst still learning lots!).  

Or we can send you the map and you can use it for your own learning activities. 

Mapland is the largest map of Scotland ever produced! It is printed with Ordnance Survey topographical maps at the 1:50,000 scale (Landranger series) in large jigsaw pieces covering the whole of Scotland – including all the islands. Islands such as St Kilda are in their correct locations and not as insets.

The jigsaw pieces are made of lightweight plastic of dimensions 0.7 m by 1 m. There are 180 jigsaw pieces making up Mapland Scotland.

Space requirements: a flat indoor surface (preferably a hard floor) of dimensions 11 m by 8 m, plus another 2.5 m by 1.7 m for Shetland. This is approximately the size of a badminton court and Mapland is suitable for setting up in school and village halls, sports and exhibition centres. If the hall/venue  is needed for other uses, e.g. for school dinners, Mapland can be quickly disassembled and stacked in jigsaw piles at the side of the hall; this takes about 15mins.

Remember, we can do all of this in Gaelic, English or in a bilingual setting allowing learners to increase their knowledge of Gaelic in a supportive setting.

Micro Adventures

Overnight Micro Adventures are a great way for young people to experience sleeping outside, nature, the Gaelic language and learn new skills such as how to cook outside and leave no trace. It’s environmentally sound, educational and lots of fun. Our Overnight Micro Adventures involve walking a short distance to our wild camp site, set up camp, cook our food, take part in a small cèilidh and sleep the night in a hammock. Our professional instructors accompany and lead the group at all times and ensure that everyone is well fed, safe and can get a good night sleep. In the morning we can have a shower at our base and head home having had a new experience with friends. Each adventure is suitable for children 9+ and parents are welcome to accompany their children if they prefer. Parents do not need to attend though and our instructors lead the group at all times. 

A typical adventure includes professional instruction and supervision, equipment, dinner and breakfast, a night in a hammock or tent.

Mountain Biking

We offer mountain biking as a guided activity for young people. There are many great trails and trail centres all over Scotland and we can guide groups safely and develop skills at the same time.

Orienteering & Navigation Skills

Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

Spòrs Gàidhlig is able to offer orienteering as an activity suitable for primary and secondary school. Our sessions are progressive and start with the basics, possibly in the school grounds, and move onto more challenging courses as the participants progress. 

We have professional orienteering equipment and experience in delivering the activity through the medium of Gaelic. 


Orienteering is also suitable for learners at both primary and secondary school levels.

Skiing

Skiing is a great fun and challenging activity for young people. Spòrs Gàidhlig is able to offer ski lessons to schools and individual groups. 

We have bilingual Gaelic and English speaking instructors who are experienced in delivering skiing, equipment and a passion to see more young people on the slopes. 

Using Spòrs Gàidhlig has advantages:

• Professional and qualified instructors
• New and high quality equipment
• Low cost
• Delivery at each of the ski centres
• Support with travel


Email us at fios@spors.scot or call us on 01463-234138 for more information

Prices – per child/young person aged 7-17 – Minimum number in group 5, maximum 8. 

DAYS 1 2 3 4 5
Per person including instruction, equipment and ski pass – travel to the ski centre may also be available.  £70.00 £130.00 £185.00 £230.00 £280.00

We can take you skiing at The Lecht, Glen Coe, Glenshee, Nevis Range and Cairn Gorm. These ski centres are not too far from schools and it’s possible to go for the day from most places. 

There has been considerable growth in the numbers of young people skiing. We really want to extend these opportunities to young Gaelic speakers so please get in touch. 

We work on a 1:8 ratio. Our prices are reasonable and with excellent service, it makes sense to offer Gaelic medium ski lessons for young people who speak Gaelic. 

So if you want ski lessons or equipment hire for Aviemore & Cairn Gorm, ski lessons at Nevis Range, The Lecht, Glenshee or Glen Coe, please do get in touch.

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Stand-up Paddleboarding is one of our most populat activities. We can travel to you and deliver SUP sessions locally and as with all of our activities, our package included use of equipment and wetsuits etc. Most people pick up the core skills very quickly and can stand up in their first session.

Team Challenges & Skills Development

Working together and developing confidence are themes that run through all of our activities. We can also provide sessions which develop communication, team working and self-confidence.

Walking & Expeditions

Hill Walking

Scotland is the perfect place for walking of all kinds. It might be mountain, glen, coast or urban areas – we have it all. Spòrs Gàidhlig is based at Glenmore Lodge, right in the Cairngorms and the perfect location for walking days and overnight trips. But we can come to you and deliver a full package in a location or your choice.


why not come on a walking day with us and allow us to teach new skills at the same time? We can also do longer trips with overnight camps. These sorts of trips allow the participant to learn new skills, discover new strenghts and overall, contribute to health and wellbeing.

Our approach is flexible; we can be involved at any stage from planning onwards and will come to you. Our professional and qualified instructors are also able to bring in history and heritage as well as environmental activities.  All of this adds value to a day in the hills.  

Bespoke expeditions and trips

Do you have a particular trip, day out or challenge in mind? We can support your activities with our complete service from planning, transport, plan Bs if the weather isn’t suitable and professional guiding on the hill. Get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Expeditions

The West Highland Way, journeying through Skye, circuit of the Cairngorms, The Hebrides and much more.We can offer these and much more.