Welcome to Slattadale

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Slattadale’s primary objective is to operate a financially and environmentally sustainable off-campus outdoor education facility for the benefit of the Gairloch High School ASG’s 3-18 community. The young people who make up this community live in areas from Shieldaig in the South to Laide and
Dundonnell in the North.

The loch-side at Slattadale has long been used by the Gairloch High School community to support the delivery of outdoor education. Previously, the school community had use of a leased Forestry building approximately 50 metres from the proposed site. This building has since become unfit for purpose
due it falling into a state of disrepair and, as such, activities had ceased.

During discussions with members of the Gairloch High School Parent Council towards the end of 2018, there was an appetite to reignite the use of Slattadale in some shape or form which is where the current organisation has developed from. Following discussions with Forestry and Land Scotland representatives the proposed area of land was identified as potentially suitable for various educational activities including the potential for environmentally and sustainable permanent/semi-permanent structures to be installed over time. It was also decided that any such site should also be made available, not just to Gairloch High School pupils but all young people aged 3-18 that make up the Gairloch High School Associated Schools Group (ASG): Bualnaluib Primary (Aultbea), Poolewe Primary, Gairloch Primary and Shieldaig Primary. More information about each of the schools can be found on the Highland Council website.

In addition, other members of the community include organisation such as Toybox Children’s Centre in Gairloch which offers daycare facilities for
young people. More information can be found about them on their Facebook page.