Craigvinean Outdoor Centre Trust
Background to the Trust
The Craigvinean Outdoor Centre Trust was formed in 1996, by a Group of individuals who shared a Scouting background. The Trust was created specifically to develop and operate Outdoor Centres addressing the acute shortage of quality rural venues where organisations can host activities to educate and develop their membership. Our aim is in the provision of inclusive facilities to allow groups of all ages and ablilities to enhance their training and education by increasing its effectiveness in a rural and wild environment.We have two sites open in quite different, but complementary Areas of scotland Strathyre, lomond and trossachs national park and Towford, scottish Borders . We offer accommodation for a total of 58 people with scope for others to camp in the grounds of our other site in the Scottish Borders.
In 2008 the original Trustee team reviewed the future of the Trust in light of changing demands from user groups, more challenging regulations and legislation, and finally a very difficult climate of diminishing corporate donations and charitable fundraising. We sought partner organisations to form a more solid platform on which to run and in 2010 a team formed around the Directors and senior staff of Strive Adventure took over the management and operation of the Trust and its Centres.