Argyll & Bute OWL Group

Promoting outdoor and woodland learning throughout Argyll & Bute


The Argyll and Bute Outdoor & Woodland Learning (OWL) Group follow the objectives of OWL Scotland as detailed below:


First-hand learning experience - To increase the use of the outdoors for learning - discovering, exploring and connecting to the natural world.


Learning for sustainability - To increase opportunities to learn outdoors about the natural world and how it links to social and economic factors locally, nationally and globally.


Knowledge, skills and understanding of outdoor environments - To increase opportunities for adults to develop pedagogical skills for use in a range of outdoor environments to encourage depth, breadth and progression in learning.


Health and wellbeing - To increase understanding of the positive impacts of learning outdoors on health and wellbeing.


 What we do in Argyll & Bute


We are made up of 5 Little OWL groups: Cowal, Helensburgh & Lomond, Kintyre, Mid-Argyll and Oban & Lorn.
We organise a biennial networking day with workshops and opportunities to share good practice.
We can organise or deliver workshops promoting outdoor learning such as numeracy and literacy, first aid and active play.
We can access funding for resources.
We meet about 4 times per year.
We take part in National Networking events across Scotland.


Little OWL Groups

We have 5 Little OWL groups in Argyll and you are encouraged to contact and meet up with your local group.

We have groups in Cowal, Oban, Helensburgh & Loch Lomond, Mid-Argyll and Kintyre.

Please get in touch via email: