IF YOU go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise – but there are no bears at Glencoe, just the chance to uncover secret treasure. Join National Trust for Scotland Rangers every Wednesday in July and August from 10.30am on a family treasure adventure to explore Glencoe’s woodland trails and discover hidden treasure.
Young treasure hunters will crack clues as they follow the trail, learning useful navigation skills and completing challenges along the way. From tree rubbings to pond dipping, building dens to identifying flora and fauna, it’s a fantastic, fun chance for young people to get out and connect with the natural world.
The adventure costs £8 per child and accompanying adults go free. Booking is essential. Reserve your space now to ensure you don’t miss out. Call 01855 811307, email glencoe_ events@ nts. org. uk or head online at https:// nts.cloudvenue.co.u k/familytreasureadventure to book now. For more information about summer events at Glencoe & Dalness – and other National Trust for Scotland properties – visit www.nts.org. uk FOLLOWING the success of the Housing Options Scotland summer tour last year, the organisation will be hitting the road again to provide housing information and advice events for disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them. The sixth stop on the tour is Caol Community Centre, Glenkingle Street, Caol, Fort William, on August 3 from 10am to 3pm.
At this free drop-in event, people will get the opportunity to speak to Housing Options Scotland staff about their housing issues, get advice and listen to talks about housing. There will also be information stalls from local and national organisations which work with disabled people, older people and disabled veterans. EIGHT of Scotland’s finest young folk musicians are touring their home towns and have recorded an album together thanks to the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.
The finalists and winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition (2016) started the tour in Helensburgh in May. The group will be at The Nevis Centre on Tuesday August 1. Tickets are available from www.neviscentre.co.uk