Neil Baird

I have the privilege to look after Scout Adventures Lochgoilhead for Scouts Scotland and I'm responsible for the day to day running of the centre and everything else involved in running a 150-bed residential outdoor centre.

I am also a RYA centre Principal, DofE AAP manager and DofE tutor for the centre and I work with the wider Scouts Scotland team to advise on outdoor learning and educational links, the permit scheme and adventure aspects of the programme. 

I have worked in outdoor learning for 21 years including eight years at Lochgoilhead. My work within the outdoor industry has taken me all over Europe and the UK working in wide range of centres and settings.  I have worked in the education sector as a lecturer, training the next generation of outdoor educators. 

I hold a wide range of qualifications, both academic and practical, and I'm an accredited practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

I'm also an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader and Activity Assessor within Glasgow and enjoy the opportunities that Scouting still brings as a volunteer.

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