Our ‘Staycation Cookery’ series launches this month on our Facebook group, the LDLC Cookery Club.  We have a series of videos to get you cooking foods from around the world, starting with the humble scone.  You can also view the first video on our Youtube channel below by pressing the “read more” button

 

Our office is currently closed due to Covid-19.  Our staff are working from home.  We are not currently running any face to face classes, workshops, events or meetings but we are working on delivering these digitally over the next few weeks. If you need to contact us please email admin@lairglearningcentre.org.uk.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £183,000 through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to deliver climate and environmental related learning and development activities for another 2 years.

Due to the current restrictions in place because of Covid-19 we are exploring ways to deliver the project online until we are able to organise face to face classes and events. We will keep you all updated via social media and our mailing list which you can join here http://eepurl.com/c5fpKv

And just a wee note from our manager, pictured, to say an absolutely massive thank you to everyone that has been involved in our CCF projects to date. The staff (present and past), volunteers, tutors, students, partners, friends, family, children, schools, our directors, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the CCF team and anyone who attended events or supported us in anyway have made the project what it is and it’s because of you that we have been successful with this application so THANK YOU

We were delighted to take part in the 2019 Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Gathering at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, where two members of our team gave a presentation on how to talk to the community about climate change.

According one of her students our business mentor, Anna Renouf, made a dry subject interesting, which is good to hear! Anna has been running workshops since November 2018, helping people in our community (and beyond) in all aspects of business development, from the basics of starting up a business, writing a business plan, developing marketing strategies to using social media.

Our Bookings Administrator is off the Keep Scotland Beautiful HQ where she will take part in a two-day training course, learning how to teach people about carbon literacy.

Schools out, but not for us.

Highland children finished their term on July 4th and headed off for six weeks of summer fun! Meanwhile in The School House the team are beavering away at the August –  Winter 2019 prospectus, planning autumnal and Christmas classes. 

“Learning meditation is wave like, it peaks and troughs but is ultimately powerful”.

What an inspiration! On Friday the team headed to Cantraybridge, near Inverness, to meet the successful team behind this specialist further education college for young adults with additional support needs. They offer both day student places as well as residential accommodation and provide a variety of courses and learning experiences across our rural campus.

May sees the start of our Family History evening class, with local expert Ellen Lindsay.