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The Journey Programme

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based, personal development programme for young peopled (aged 16-30) who are struggling with their lives and wants to learn how to change. The Journey Programme is up to 12 months long and is completely free.

Venture Scotland believe that every young adult should have the opportunity to learn how to change so that they lead a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life. Their small delivery team and dedicated volunteers engage with young adults aged 16-30 over a 12-month period; in particular young people who are struggling with their mental health and who are asking for help.

Venture Scotland offer a progressive, outdoor-based personal development programme over 4 stages that is completely free. The programme is group-based and involves meeting twice a week to participate in fun and challenging sessions that use the outdoor environment to stimulate and sustain personal development and growth. Activities include everything from hill walking to canoeing to coasteering and loads more in between.

Using Scotland’s natural environments, both remote and within our local communities, they deliver regular outdoor activities, 1:1 support sessions and bothy residentials to allow young adults to experience routine, caring adult relationships, safe spaces, meaningful activity, time away from technology and the restorative effect of the outdoors.

Venture Scotland are still offering their personal development programme throughout the Covid-19 pandemic although some activities have been modified and strict hygiene measures have been put in place, to ensure safely of staff, volunteers and participants and ensure compliance with current government restrictions.

Get in touch

Please contact Sophia Spencer to register:

Start date

26th October 2020


Based in Edinburgh City but serving all of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Due to the pandemic, we are offering some programming online.

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