Welcome to Edinburgh OWL Group

The Edinburgh & Lothians Group was formed in 2005. The group was actively involved in supporting Edinburgh’s Forest School pilot project 2006-2008 in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland (Scottish Forestry), The City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Natural Heritage (NatureScot) and Careers Scotland.

EOWL meetings tend to be outside or focus on practical activities that can be undertaken with children, young people and families.  Generally the group hold four ideas sharing meetings per year. We are a friendly group and always keen to hear from individuals / organisations whose aims are similar to the OWL constitution. Please get in touch if you want to know more.

Please check our EOWL Facebook page for seasonal updates.


Edinburgh OWL Group aims to:

  • Find funding to subsidise Forest School Leader Training.
  • Run regular ideas sharing workshops for its members.
  • Build a pool of educational resources, equipment and tools for member use.
  • Provide a network for its members and interested individuals and organisations to benefit from sharing ideas and best practice.
  • Maintain links with neighbouring OWL groups, organisations and interested individuals.


Title Publish Date
Edinburgh OWL Group Minutes May 9th 2022 Download
Edinburgh OWL Group Minutes September 12th 2022 Download
Edinburgh OWL Group Minutes November 14th 2022 Download
Edinburgh OWL Group Minutes December 12th 2022 Download

Rosemary Welensky

0131 665 6243


Facebook: Outdoor and Woodland Learning Edinburgh - OWLS

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FAO The Secretary, Rosemary Welensky
Edinburgh OWL Group
21 Stoneyhill Court
East Lothian EH21 6SD

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