Increasing the people of Scotland’s involvement with our great outdoors and sharing its many benefits is one of our central objectives. Community Introductions is just one of our many activities aiming to meet this objective.
Our Community Introductions programme was designed to introduce black and minority ethnic community groups in Scotland to some of the country’s special places for nature. We held a series of sessions between March and July 2010 in which participants – including family groups, women’s groups, retired people and businessmen – visited National Nature Reserves, among other places, to experience a taste of what Scotland’s nature has to offer.
This report gives details on the programme, including its aims, how the sessions were delivered, the amazing feedback received from participants, the outcomes and the future outlook. Be inspired by the case studies: staff of a refugee and asylum support organisation visited Clyde Valley Woodlands, and a group of Asian women and children visited the seaside at Tentsmuir.