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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your place.