Introduction for schools

Welcome to North Ayrshire Council’s Arran Outdoor Education Centre.

Located on the shores of Lamlash Bay on the beautiful island of Arran, our purpose-built centre is the perfect place to access the outdoors.

Arran is famous for its granite mountains and remote forest trails. Its sheltered bays form some of the most beautiful sailing and kayaking venues in all of Scotland. These wild and stunning landscapes inspired its reputation as “Scotland in Miniature”.

Primary and secondary schools

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Why choose Arran Outdoor Education Centre?

All our staff at the Arran Outdoor Education Centre work here because they enjoy:

  • the challenge of transforming lives
  • witnessing first hand the amazing transformations in our young guests

Our staff honestly believe that no matter their role, they can all make a difference. From the centre manager to the housekeeping staff, all of our employees aim to provide a safe, clean and welcoming environment to every visitor.

This positive ethos ensures that every aspect of your visit from booking to leaving is a memorable experience.

Find out more about our fantastic facilities.

Curriculum for Excellence

Our school course supports Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

It is delivered using critical skills techniques, with the added advantage of learning in the real world. As the saying goes, not all classrooms have walls!

Our aim is to help children and young people access the curriculum in a new and relevant way – one which is:

  • exciting
  • enjoyable
  • inclusive

Schools pack

Please fill in the consent form (Word, 140kb) and send to us ahead of your visit to the centre.

You can access further information below:

We also have resources available to print and complete ahead of your trip: