Learn bushcraft at the Haining

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Selkirk youngsters can emulate telly survivalists such as Bear Grylls and Ray Mears at the Haining today.

Forestry Commission Scotland have funded woodland group Nature Unlimited to run a short programme of bushcraft sessions for Selkirk youngsters in the estate grounds.

The progamme is free and open to 14-19 year olds.

Activities will include fire-lighting and cooking, using tools, making shelters and learning other woodland skills.

The aim is to offer young people a chance to get involved at the Haining in a constructive way so that they can enjoy this wonderful resource they have on their doorstep for generations to come.

If successful, it is hoped to establish a longer programme in order to foster a sense of stewardship of the Haining in the young people of Selkirk.

The first session is tomorrow (Friday, February 17) – meet in front of Haining House at 2pm.

Places are limited so please contact Jan Barr on 07711 837485 or email jan@natureunlimited.scot to ensure your place.