Outdoor project introduces disabled people to gardens

The initiative is part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s wider Central Scotland engagement strategy and it recently took its first six participants in the inaugural Wilderness Weekend.

Participants ranging from 20 to 74 years of age were involved in a number of activities, including woodland walks and arts and crafts, as well as being taught how to gather food and build a shelter in case of emergency.

“By running unique weekends such as this, we are actively helping to remove any obstacles for disabled people to enjoy the outdoors and benefit from the experience too,” Hugh McNish from Forestry Commission Scotland said.

In August, a community in Oxford helped out a disabled woman gain better access to her allotment by raising money for improvements that included raised beds