About Us

Background

The Aigas Trust for Environmental Education was founded in 1979 to provided subsidised environmental education programmes for school children.

Objectives

The Aigas Trust exists to:

“further, through education and involvement, understanding of the value of the remaining wild places of the world and help to conserve the wildlife which depends upon them”.

Achievements

The Aigas Trust has been successfully achieving its aims since 1979, primarily through promoting environmental education. Through the work of the Trust, Aigas Field Centre has developed a reputation for delivering high quality environmental education programmes to school children from throughout the U.K, primarily Scotland. We deliver day programmes to over 160 Highland schools and over 5,000 school children every year.

The Way Ahead

We aim to deliver a wide range of programmes for school children. During the winter new innovative, interactive and Curriculum-linked programmes are devised to deliver to Primary and Secondary school children. These programmes aim to encourage children to develop an informed, positive and proactive attitude towards our natural environment. This is of vital importance as the future health of the planet rests in their hands.

Our Mission

(a) To further, through education and involvement, understanding of the value of the remaining wild places of the world and to help conserve the wildlife which depends on them;

(b) To provide educational courses on natural history subjects;

(c) To publicise, by the production of books, articles and films, the need for preservation of the world’s wild places;

(d) To lead study expeditions to areas of natural history interest throughout the world;

(e) To offer courses and facilities for field studies for school pupils at subsidised rates from such surplus funds as may from time to time be available; and

(f) To buy, own and manage Reserves for the purpose of field study and/or nature conservation.