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International Youth Day

  This Sunday, 12 August, has been declared International Youth Day by the United Nations. The theme of this year’s Youth Day is Safe Spaces where children, no matter their background can be assured of equality, respect and self worth. At Cumbernauld Living Landscape we work with children of all ages, from literal babies in arms

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Wild Ways Well Blog – A good moan about depression!

Yes, I am one of these types who do not like being taken for a moaner… I caught myself adding ‘but it’s all good’ or ‘everything will be fine’ after each negative comment I make! Ah yes, because I subconsciously assume that nobody wants to hear some negative comments about my life. Nobody would like

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Wild Ways Well Week 7th July

The Wild Ways Well Week We’re going to cover a couple of weeks in this exciting episode of the Wild Ways Well blog so please bear with me! We visited a few different places with the various groups, we’ve been down to Cumbernauld Glen sitting by the river and listening to the birds, over by

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The Wild Ways Well Week 23 April

The sun has finally decided to get it’s hat on and make an appearance this year and the Wild Ways Well groups were determined to make the best of it!  To be honest I should have had my own hat on as I got my head a tad sunburnt while out delivering some taster activities

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Wild Ways Well the Movie?

Last week our group had a very different experience. Untypically, the Tuesday group started with a wee drive up to Palacerigg for a film training led by two researchers from the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. Leaving behind the animals in the cold spring we headed towards the very inspiring long houses which mostly look

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Wild Ways Wildlife Detectives

The Wild Ways Wildlife Detective Agency was out in Seafar woods last week, inspecting the woods for signs of what other inhabitants might be sharing our space with us. No detective force on the planet can run without a brew though so we stopped first to get a cuppa on the go.  Just ask Scotland

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Putting the Wild in Wild Ways Well

Wild Ways Well. What’s in a name? I’m sure everyone out there will agree that it positively trips off the tongue (you trying saying it a dozen times while giving a presentation and see how long it takes to get tongue tied!), but did we just pick the name because of the snazzy alliteration? Or

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Some Wild Ways Well firsts

It was a busy time for Wild Ways Well last week, with three sessions on the go, I can’t really call it hard work with a clean conscience though, it really just meant more chances to be outside! The first two groups spent their time down in the Glen, having a go at some forest

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Wild Ways Well in the snow

    A bit of a mixed time for Wild Ways Well over the last week with the weather playing its hand as the Beast from the East continued to make its presence felt. The Tuesday group had some training booked in where we were going to learn how to film our own nature based

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A little compassion – and lots of tea

Anti-depressants are good for you! That was pretty much the message that was being blared out by the newspaper headlines last week after the publication of a major new study into their use was published. The truth is – you won’t be surprised to hear – a little more complicated than that! The actual results

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