Aigas is a Highland estate that opened its doors to children from all over Britain 30 years ago. We offer the opportunity to visit us and explore nature through fun and challenging programmes for children of all ages, abilities and interests.
All children’s programmes at Aigas are supported by The Aigas Trust, a Scottish charity for environmental education, Scottish Charity No. SC005053.
As well as being visited by hundreds of children at our field centre, we also run some outreach projects (funded by Scottish Natural Heritage), which allows us to visit schools directly and run programmes there (it's also free!). This means we spread the joy of nature to even more schools and reach young people from all backgrounds.
We have recently completed the building of our new environmental education facility, The Magnus House. The building is child-friendly and will inspire and inform young people about the natural environment. It has been specifically designed to allow more people with disabilities and special educational needs to easily access and explore the field centre.
The Magnus House is a ‘green’ building, built using locally sourced materials wherever possible. Energy is provided by air source heating and solar water heating. There is recycled plastic insulation and the grass roof also gives excellent insulation as well as a habitat for wildlife.
Aigas is the first Eco-Centre in the Highlands, and we work continually to be energy and waste efficient and use fair trade products wherever possible.