Environmental Directory

Welcome to HEN's Environmental Directory.

The purpose of this Environmental Directory is to create an on-line searchable tool which lists charitable organisations, voluntary groups, NGO's and commercial businesses within the Highland Council area that deliver environmental and/or sustainable services or activity.
If you would like to be listed on HEN's Environmental Directory then please submit your organisation here.
Once your submission has been approved by the Administrator your details will appear in the Environmental Directory. If, at any time, you wish to be removed from the Directory then simply email us with the subject heading "Remove from HEN Directory"

Showing 86 organisations offering Training & Education

Abriachan Forest Trust

Website:    www.abriachan.org.uk
Abriachan Forest is a community woodland and has been very successful since its inception in 1997. Schools and adult groups are... more..
Contact:    Suzann Barr        Email:    abriachanforest@gmail.com
Telephone:    01463 861 259


Highland based, Acres offers research and consultation services across Scotland, including:
Community Forestry
Woodfuel... more..
Contact:    Amanda Calvert        Email:    acres@amandacalvert.co.uk
Telephone:    07956622452

Aigas Field Centre

Website:    www.naturedays.org.uk
Naturedays at Aigas is the charitable arm of Aigas Field Centre which provides environmental education to children and adults... more..
Contact:    Hannah Thomas        Email:    naturedays@aigas.co.uk
Telephone:    01463 783670

All About Willow

Website:    www.allboutwillow.co.uk
Baskets made from willow grown organically on our croft on the Isle of Eigg. We also teach and demonstrate.
Contact:     Catherine Davies        Email:    catherinefdavies@gmail.com
Telephone:    07760 414790

Alligin Willows

Website:    www.alligin-willows.co.uk
Alligin Willows is a part of the Croft7 small land,food,arts business based around the natural environment of Torridon crofting... more..
Contact:    Les Bates        Email:    croft7@btinternet.com
Telephone:    01445 791365

Ankerville Nurseries

Website:    www.ankervillenurseries.co.uk
Ankerville Nurseries are a family owned group of 3 nurseries based in Tain and Alness. We cater for children from 0-12 years on a... more..
Contact:            Email:    enquiries@ankervillenurseries.co.uk
Telephone:    01349 886520

Applecross walks and traditional crafts

We aim to develop a program of events to encourage walks in Applecross and the Applecross area and to provide opportunities to... more..
Contact:    Lesley KilBride        Email:    lesleykilbride@yahoo.com
Telephone:    01520755260

Archaeology Scotland

Website:    www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Archaeology Scotland works with local groups throughout Scotland to help them realize their ambitions for conservation and... more..
Contact:    Phil Richardson        Email:    p.richardson@archaeologyscotland.org.uk
Telephone:    03000129878

Assynt Foundation

Website:    www.assyntfoundation.org
Owned by the community of Assynt we manage an 18000 ha estate with 12 bedroom lodge. Our trading company offers deer... more..
Contact:    Mark Lazzeri        Email:    mark@assyntfoundation.org.uk
Telephone:    01571 844100

Aurora Sustainability

Website:    www.auroracons.org
We help individuals, public, private and third sector companies and organisations to re-think and re-design their economic... more..
Contact:    Iain Findlay        Email:    info@auroracons.org
Telephone:    07435 838572

Bike Revolution

Website:    www.bike-revolution.co.uk
Bike Revolution is a bicycle workshop based in Lossiemouth, set up by award-winning outdoor education charity, Outfit Moray. The... more..
Contact:    Stewart Evans        Email:    info@bike-revolution.co.uk
Telephone:    01343 610 864

Black Isle Bicycles

Website:    www.blackislebicycles.co.uk
We offer bike hire, route advice, guided tours and skills sessions both on and off road in the Black Isle. When you hire a bike,... more..
Contact:    Giles Makins or Lizbeth Collie        Email:    info@blackislebicycles.co.uk
Telephone:    01463 870865

Boleskine Environmental Network

Website:    stratherrick.net/boleskine-environmental-network
BEN was established as a community group in 1999, initially to comment on the Forestry Commission's Design Plan proposals for the... more..
Contact:    Jane O'Donovan        Email:    odonovan_jane@hotmail.com

BRE Highlands

Website:    www.bre.co.uk
BRE services provided from Inverness.

BRE Highlands was set up in November 2004. Our objective is providing clients with... more..
Contact:            Email:    highlands@bre.co.uk
Telephone:    01923 665505

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Website:    The Links
We are a UK charity with our main office in Stirling and our priority areas for work in Scotland are in the Highland region. Our... more..
Contact:    Katy Malone        Email:    katy.malone@bumblebeeconservation.org
Telephone:    447554414052

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Website:    www.cairngorms.co.uk
Promote the use of The Cairngorms National Park as an outdoor learning resource. Manage the John Muir Award in the Cairngorms.
Contact:    Alan Smith        Email:    alansmith@cairngorms.co.uk

Calman Trust

Website:    www.leavinghomeinthehighlands.org
Calman is a service for young people in the Highlands who are leaving home and moving on.
Young people can approach us for... more..
Contact:    Isobel Grigor        Email:    info@calman.org
Telephone:    01463 248 630

CIFAL Findhorn

Website:    www.findhorn.org
CIFAL Findhorn, a prestigious link between the Scottish Government, public sector organizations in Moray (N.E. Scotland), the... more..
Contact:    May East        Email:    enquiries@findhorn.org
Telephone:    01309 678130

Conservation Jobs

Website:    www.conservationjobsuk.com
ConservationJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the conservation sector. The ConservationJobs website... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590

Countryside Jobs Service

Website:    www.countryside-jobs.com
Countryside Jobs Service is an ethical small business publishing free & low cost information to promote countryside careers in... more..
Contact:            Email:    ranger@countryside-jobs.com
Telephone:    01947 896007

Creeping Toad

Website:    www.creepingtoad.org.uk
"Creeping Toad" works with groups to find ways of celebrating the places where people live, work and play. A zoologist and... more..
Contact:    Gordon MacLellan        Email:    creepingtoad@btinternet.com
Telephone:    01298 77964


Website:    www.croft7.com
CROFT7 is a micro environmental craft and practical environmentalWORKS business. Offering practical workshops in Felt making,... more..
Contact:    LES BATES        Email:    croft7@btinternet.com
Telephone:    01445 791365

Cromarty Firth Fishery Trust

Website:    www.cromarty.dsfb.org.uk
The Cromarty Firth Fishery Board is responsible for the management of the wild salmon and sea trout stocks of all the rivers... more..
Contact:    Lynn Brydon        Email:    cromartyfish@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone:    07428189161

Culag Community Woodland Trust

Website:    www.culagwoods.org.uk
Culag Community Woodland Trust (CCWT) was formed in 1995 to manage Culag Wood under a fifty-year lease from the owners, Assynt... more..
Contact:    Fiona Saywell        Email:    fiona@culagwoods.org.uk
Telephone:    01571 844368

Dingwall & District Beekeepers' Association

Website:    www.dingwallbeekeepers.org
We are a small group of amateur beekeepers based in the Dingwall area but serving the Black Isle northwards to Evanton/Alness in... more..
Contact:    Stuart Smyth        Email:    stuart_mary.smyth@btinternet.com
Telephone:    01381621822

Earth Ways

Website:    www.earth-ways.co.uk
Earth Ways specialises in teaching you how and helping you to design and create your own vibrant, thriving, highly productive... more..
Contact:    Ludwig Appeltans        Email:    info@earth-ways.co.uk
Telephone:    07760142495

Earth Ways Crowdfunding Platform CIC

Website:    www.earth-ways.com
Earth Ways Crowdfunding Platform offers a FREE service to ethically sound projects. We provide an online platform to help you... more..
Contact:    Ludwig Appeltans        Email:    info@earth-ways.com
Telephone:    07760142495

Earthenwood Ecological Design and Natural Building

Website:    www.earthenwood.org.uk
We offer design services, training and consultancy for individuals and/or organisations undertaking building projects. Our... more..
Contact:    Jim Monahan        Email:    jim@earthenwood.org.uk
Telephone:    01862 881259


Website:    www.earthtime.co.uk
Based in Elgin Earthtime works with families to engourage greater awareness of the outdoor environment.

Earthtime work... more..
Contact:    Deborah Hockney        Email:    enquiries@earthtime.co.uk
Telephone:    01343 541335

Eco schools Scotland

Website:    www.ecoschoolsscotland.org
Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental... more..
Contact:            Email:    info@keepscotlandbeautiful.org
Telephone:    01786 468234

Elgol Primary School

Website:    www.highland.gov.uk/learninghere/schools/schoollist/portree/elgolprimary.htm
Elgol Primary School was established in 1876, and is situated in a stunning location by the shores of Loch Scavaig, with views to... more..
Contact:    Mrs Jennifer Skene-Maclean        Email:    elgol.primary@highland.gov.uk
Telephone:    01471 866234

Energy Action Scotland

Website:    www.eas.org.uk
Energy Action Scotland's aim is to achieve warm, dry homes for all and to end fuel poverty in Scotland. It provides information... more..
Contact:    Rose Ann Porteous        Email:    rose-ann.porteous@eas.org.uk
Telephone:    0141 226 3064

Environmental Jobs

Website:    www.environmentaljobsuk.com
EnvironmentalJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the environmental industry sector. The EnvironmentalJobs... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590


Website:    www.esaveuk.com
Inverness based company specialising in energy and waste management throughout the UK.

Our service focuses on delivering... more..
Contact:    George Michie        Email:    george@esaveuk.com
Telephone:    01463 240640

Evanton Community Woods

Website:    www.evantonwood.com
A community run Woodlands facilitating outdoor learning, practical woodland management, community engagement and health and well... more..
Contact:    Simon Harry        Email:    simon.harry@forest-education.co.uk
Telephone:    07947772066

First Aid Training Cooperative

Website:    www.firstaidtrainingcooperative.com
First Aid Training Co-operative deliver practical, dynamic first aid courses that inspire and give our clients... more..
Contact:    Carol Anne Kenmuir        Email:    courses@firstaidtraining.co.uk
Telephone:    03334330731

Forestry Commission Scotland - North Highland Forest District

Website:    www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland manages the national forest estate and encourages the public to use the forests for various... more..
Contact:    Neil McInnes        Email:    neil.mcinnes@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone:    07814 370047

Glachbeg Croft Education Centre

Website:    www.glachbeg.org.uk
Whole class programmes based around the resources at the croft , and individualised programmes for young people and... more..
Contact:    Bob Bull        Email:    Bob@glachbeg.org.uk
Telephone:    01463 811923

Good For Ewe

Website:    www.goodforewe.org
Community growing co-operative, providing affordable, locally produced, chemical free food to the community together with... more..
Contact:    Chris Conniff        Email:    chris.conniff@btopenworld.com
Telephone:    01445781331

Green Jobs

Website:    www.greenjobs.co.uk
GreenJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the green industry sector.

GreenJobs covers a wide variety... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Website:    www.hwdt.org
Whilst not based in the Highlands, much of our project work is undertaken along the coast and in the seas adjacent to the... more..
Contact:    Gemma Paterson        Email:    gemma.paterson@hwdt.org
Telephone:    01688 302620

Highland Community Resources

Website:    www.highlandcommunityresources.co.uk
Consultancy services to develop or review social policies; and to develop and facilitate community engagement.

Providing... more..
Contact:    Helen Barton        Email:    enquiries@hicoresources.co.uk
Telephone:    07989 648128

Highland Environmental Law

Website:    www.highlaw.co.uk
This environmental law consultancy provides a broad range of environmental and planning law services to communities, businesses... more..
Contact:    Ian Cowan        Email:    ian@highlaw.co.uk
Telephone:    01463 831344

Highland Environmental Network

Website:    www.highlandenvironment.org.uk
The Highland Environmental Network is a constituted voluntary organisation which has been actively promoting environmental... more..
Contact:    Development Officer        Email:    hen@highlandenvironment.org.uk

Highland Seashore Project

Website:    www.highlandseashore.org.uk
The Highland Seashore Project has been funded by the Highland Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Crown Estate Marine... more..
Contact:    Janet Ullman        Email:    janet@highlandseashore.org.uk
Telephone:    01599 566350

Highland Tree Doctors

Website:    www.highlandtreedoctors.com
Our qualified arborists, skilled in protecting and caring for trees and we are proud to meet the very highest tree care... more..
Contact:    Donald Martin        Email:    don@highlandtreedoctors.org
Telephone:    07796936998

International Federation of Green Information and Communication Technology

Website:    www.ifgict.org
Green IT Professional Certification
Green Business Certification
Green Gov Certification
IFGICT Standards
Contact:            Email:    info@ifgict.org
Telephone:    0016368899877


Website:    www.ispot.org.uk
iSpot is delivered by The Open University and acts as an on-line places to share nature and observations. On iSpot you can learn... more..
Contact:            Email:    


Website:    www.lantra.co.uk
Lantra delivers Training and qualifications to the landbased sector.
Contact:            Email:    lantra.scotland@lantra.co.uk
Telephone:    01738 646762

Lochaber Rural Education Trust

Website:    www.facebook.com/pages/Lochaber-Rural-Education-Trust/172431549555945
The Lochaber Rural Education Trust (LRET) is a group of volunteers from the community who believe in preserving the heritage of... more..
Contact:    Annette Meehan        Email:    info@lret.org
Telephone:    0747 5442159

Melness and Tongue Community Development Trust

Sustainable economic and social development in Melness Tongue and Skerray
Contact:    Simon Lee        Email:    simon@melnessandtonguetrust.org.uk
Telephone:    01641521422

Moray Firth Trout Initiative

Website:    www.morayfirthtrout.org
We aim to protect future of Moray Firth trout and the communities that depend on them through education, conservation and... more..
Contact:    Marcus Walters        Email:    marcus@morayfirthtrout.org
Telephone:    07500602216

naturally Useful

Website:    www.naturallyuseful.co.uk
We are a small community interest company that make baskets and coffins. We Teach willow weaving courses and offer... more..
Contact:    karen collins        Email:    karen@naturallyuseful.co.uk
Telephone:    07926809521

Nevis Environmental

Website:    www.nevisenvironmental.com
Nevis provides bespoke environmental management solutions throughout a project life cycle, with specialism in habitat... more..
Contact:    Kathryn Fraser        Email:    kathryn.fraser@nevisenvironmental.com
Telephone:    01463830072

New Start Highland

Website:    www.newstarthighland.org
New Start Highland is a dynamic organisation that transforms Highland lives. We are a local charity serving communities in the... more..
Contact:    Lindsay MacDonald        Email:    enquiries@newstarthighland.org
Telephone:     01463 715615

North West Highlands Geopark Ltd

Website:    http://www.nwhgeopark.com/
UNESCO Global Geoparks are territories with a great geological heritage; a territory developing Geotourism in cooperation with... more..
Contact:    Councillor George Farlow (Chair)        Email:    info@nwhgeopark.com

Outdoor First Aid Limited

Website:    www.outdoor-first-aid-courses.com
Providers of high quality cost effective first aid training. Specialists in wilderness first aid training working with... more..
Contact:    Cory Jones        Email:    coryjones100@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone:    07787526299

Outfit Moray

Website:    www.outfitmoray.com
Outfit Moray is outdoor education charity based in Lossiemouth, aiming to actively develop potential and make a difference to the... more..
Contact:    Dan Gowanlock        Email:    info@outfitmoray.com
Telephone:    01343 549 571

Paths for All

Website:    www.pathsforall.org.uk
Paths for All is a Scottish charity. Our aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland –... more..
Contact:    Helen Wilson        Email:    helen.wilson@pathsforall.org.uk
Telephone:    01463 725159

Practically Green

Website:    www.practically-green.co.uk
Practically Green provides pragmatic and practical solutions to the environmental opportunities and challenges facing businesses.
Contact:    Archie Prentice        Email:    archie@practically-green.co.uk
Telephone:    07584 297485


Website:    www.ragtagntextile.org.uk
RagTag is a social firm based in Skye. We create unique, innovative products from recycled donated textiles, employing and... more..
Contact:    Pauline Summers        Email:    info@ragtagntextile.org.uk
Telephone:    01472 822043


Website:    www.reapscotland.org.uk
REAP has 11 years’ experience of sustainable development work in North East Scotland and the Inner Moray Firth, working with... more..
Contact:    Rod Lovie        Email:    info@reapscotland.org.uk
Telephone:    01542 888070

Renewable Energy Jobs

Website:    www.renewableenergyjobsuk.com
RenewableEnergyJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the renewable energy industry sector. The... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590


Website:    www.rowan.org.uk
RoWAN (Ross-shire Waste Action Network) works with communities in Ross-shire and Inverness on waste awareness and waste... more..
Contact:            Email:    zerowastevolunteers@rowan.org.uk
Telephone:    07730208849

Rowan Ecology and Education Support

Website:    www.rowanecology.com
Ecological services including surveys for bats, birds, mammals and habitats and delivery of Forest School Training
Contact:    Ross Preston MSc MCIEEM        Email:    Ross@rowanecology.co.uk
Telephone:    07788190503

Royal Highland Education Trust

Website:    www.rhet.org.uk
RHET Highland Countryside Initative works to support schools with projects and topics on food, farming and countryside. We... more..
Contact:    Maggie Wormald        Email:    highland@rhet.org
Telephone:    01463731493

Scottish Agricultural College

Website:    www.sac.ac.uk
We are an innovative, knowledge-based organisation supporting the development of rural communities and industries.
Contact:            Email:    
Telephone:    01463 233 266

Scottish Rural Network

Website:    www.ruralnetwork.scot
The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) supports and promotes rural development through the sharing of information, ideas and good... more..
Contact:            Email:    info@ruralnetwork.scot

Scottish Social Enterprise

Website:    www.scottishsocialenterprise.org.uk
Social enterprise is a dynamic way of doing business that can transform communities and drive... more..
Contact:            Email:    hello@socialenterprisescotland.org.uk
Telephone:    0131 243 2650

Scottish Waterways Trust

Website:    www.scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk
Work with partners to create brighter futures for people and places across our Scottish canals. They achieve this through... more..
Contact:    Stephen Wiseman        Email:    stephen@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk
Telephone:    01463 725561

SEAM Centre

Website:    www.seamcentre.org.uk
The SEAM Centre at Inverness College provides training, information and research in micro-renewable energy and sustainable... more..
Contact:    Peter Dennis        Email:    info@seamcentre.org.uk
Telephone:    01463 273650

Small Woods Association

Website:    www.smallwoods.org.uk
The Small Woods Association supports the sustainable management of woodlands and the production and marketing of wood products... more..
Contact:    Phil Tidey        Email:    philtidey@smallwoods.org.uk
Telephone:    01952 432769

Social Firms Scotland

Website:    www.socialfirms.org.uk
Social Firms Scotland is the national support agency for Social Firms. Our purpose is to grow the Social Firm sector to support... more..
Contact:    Jayne Chappell        Email:    jayne.chappell@socialfirms.org.uk
Telephone:    0131 225 4178

Solar Jobs

Website:    www.solarjobsuk.com
SolarJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the solar industry sector. The SolarJobs website specifically targets... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590

STEM North of Scotland

Website:    www.stemnorthofscotland.com
STEM North of Scotland is an initiative developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to increase the number of young... more..
Contact:    Janice Wallace        Email:    Ambassadors@hient.co.uk
Telephone:    01463 234171

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Website:    www.tcv.org.uk
The Conservation Volunteers are a national organisation who help people to reclaim local green places. Through our own... more..
Contact:    Ullie Wenzel        Email:    u.wenzel@tcv.org.uk
Telephone:    07739 447987

Three Village Trust

Website:    www.threevillages.org.uk
The Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust (A&TCDT) is a development organisation and registered charity that works with... more..
Contact:            Email:    trust@threevillages.org.uk
Telephone:    01301 702669

Transition Scotland

Website:    http://www.transitionscotland.org
Website based contact to provide:
provide an introduction to the concepts, principles and practices of Transition around the... more..
Contact:            Email:    eva@transitionscotland.org

Transition Town Forres

Website:    ww.transitiontownforres.wordpress.com
Transition Town Forres is a volunteer-led group working towards a sustainable low-carbon lifestyle, based in and around Forres in... more..
Contact:    Iain Findlay        Email:    ttf.board@gmail.com
Telephone:     01309 358010

Trees for Life

Website:    www.treesforlife.org.uk
Trees for Life is Scotland's leading conservation volunteering charity. Founded in 1989, our vision is to restore the ancient... more..
Contact:    Kirsty Ellen        Email:    kirsty@treesforlife.org.uk
Telephone:    01309 691292


Website:    www.trellisscotland.org.uk
Trellis is a charity which offers support and advise to people who have or are aiming to set up horticultural therapy projects.
Contact:    Mary Stewart        Email:    maryes@btinternet.com
Telephone:    01479 810368

Ullapool Community Trust

Website:    www.ullapoolcommunity.org
Established in 2009 Ullapool Community Trust is a development trust covering the area from Elphin to Gruinard in the North West... more..
Contact:    Lee Heaney        Email:    sustain@ullapoolcommunity.org
Telephone:    01854 613879


Website:    www.wastejobsuk.com
WasteJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the waste and recycling industry sectors. The WasteJobs website... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590

Water Jobs

Website:    www.waterjobsuk.com
WaterJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the water industry sector. The WaterJobs website specifically targets... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590

Wild Things!

Website:    www.wild-things.org.uk
Wild things! is an award winning environmental education charity working in Moray, Grampian and the Highlands. Since 2003, Wild... more..
Contact:    Jennie Martin        Email:    jennie@wild-things.org.uk
Telephone:    01309 690 450

Wind Jobs

Website:    www.windjobsuk.com
WindJobs is a job board wholly dedicated to recruitment in the wind industry sector. The WindJobs website specifically targets... more..
Contact:    Jonathan Kyle        Email:    jonathan@greenjobs.ie
Telephone:    00353 1 678 8590
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