4 independent reviews for Conservation volunteering in Scotland

Reviews for Conservation volunteering in Scotland

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review 22 Aug 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Meeting so many different people and doing 'work' for the greater good of Scotland's forest.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Enjoy getting in touch with nature and having an interest for conservation - whether itís a general interest or a passion, I think this will help.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good and very rewarding. Met some great & interesting people, understanding & learning how to live as a 'family' for a week and getting in touch with nature was very enjoyable. I also love Scotland so it meant a lot I could be there whilst helping restore the Caledonian forest.

review 19 Jun 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Meeting a wide range of like minded people. Spending a lovely sunny day in an ancient Scottish forest counting Scottish pine trees....wow...a renewed love for my country.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't forget your midge repellent...

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Definitely..we all spent money in the area...Also we all used public transport to reach our meeting point.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I would say because it was conservation and well being, it had a good balance of work and health. Since my return I have continued being vegetarian and have made several improvements to my life. Great experience and no downsides whatsoever.

review 7 Jun 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Come the end of the week we were all a little tired from the work, but also very proud of what we had done. Driving back to the lodge we came across a stunning natural pool and waterfall which we just could not resist and so dived (almost) right in and spent time relaxing among new friends. That and constantly swimming to try and stay warm!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

It's very well organised, so if you follow the instructions and bring the comprehended gear you will be fine! One thing that was missing was a radio / CD / MP3 speakers, but while then not having them added to the community spirit.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, we brought some extra income to the area (especially the local bar and shop) and helped to restore the Great Caledonian Forest. This not only improves the habitat for wildlife but also for us to enjoy and can bring more tourism (properly managed) to the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This was a great holiday, where I managed to forget all about the stresses of work for a week. I didn't know anyone when I arrived, but I made some great friends who have given me a slightly different perspective on life.

review 20 Sep 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beauty of the Isle of Skye.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take plenty of waterproofs! And interesting snacks.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

It benefited the environment directly and therefore local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I had a great week. The rain hampered how much we could get done, but this didn't bother me. The hostel wasn't the best but was OK. People were very mixed and interesting. The leaders were really nice but a bit indecisive at times - this was frustrating sometimes.

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