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Safety First

The safety of our guests comes first in all we do. Our school experiences have an excellent safety record, which we strive to maintain.

Activities at our centres are governed by SU Scotland’s Safety Management System which responds to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Associated Regulations, and, in particular, the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004.

Our three centres at Alltnacriche, Gowanbank and Lendrick Muir have each been granted a licence by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) to provide adventurous activities for young people. Our centres are managed by members of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres and registered with a number of local authorities as accredited providers. Confirmation of licence contents can be checked online at AALA.

Whilst we do all that we can to manage the associated risks of adventurous activities, there is still potential for injury and it’s important that all participants, and where appropriate their parents/carers, are aware of this. We ask for medical information for participants to ensure we support those with particular needs.

Approved Providers

Our centres are registered as Approved Activity Providers with a number of Local Authorities. If we are not on your LA’s list, please get in touch and we will be happy to fill in any required paperwork to register with your school’s LA.

First Aid

The chances of serious injury are extremely remote, but minor injuries (bumps, bruises and minor fractures) are possible, as they are in normal active play.

All appropriate staff have undergone relevant first aid training. If illness or injury requires medical attention, there are nearby facilities at each of our centres.


Full liability insurances are held by SU Scotland. We do not cover cancellation or loss of personal property, and would encourage guests to ensure they are appropriately insured.

Risk Management Summary

Each centre’s Risk Management Summary, outlining the risk analysis and management schemes we have in place, including our insurance details, can be found below:

Lendrick Muir

17 May 2024

Embracing Nature During School Residentials 

Nestled to the south-east of the Ochil Hills in the rolling Scottish countryside, Lendrick Muir’s 120 acres of woodland and grasslands provides a treasure trove of […]

"As school staff we feel totally secure in the knowledge that children will be well looked after and catered for in a healthy, safe and caring environment for all."

Teacher, Dingwall Cluster, Alltnacriche