About Us

Naturedays is the project title for the work of The Aigas Trust for Environmental Education which was established in 1980. Based 20 minutes west of Inverness on the Aigas Field Centre estate, we offer a wide range of educational programmes, including bespoke sessions, to children and adults, both on the estate and offsite. 

Meet the Team

Chloe  - Education Manager

My background is in ecology, but I have worked in environmental education since finishing my PhD. I love helping people of all ages to see the world a bit differently: focusing on the details around them, then zooming out to put their lives and actions in a global context.

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Rachel  - Senior Education Officer

With an MSc in Wild Animal Biology and previous work as a teaching assistant in a school, I decided to combine the two things I enjoy and work in environmental education. I love sharing my passion for the natural world and inspiring people of all ages to enjoy it too.

Milo  - Education Officer

I come from a background in Marine Biology, having studied Bioscience and Zoology at university. I worked with whale sharks in the Philippines and surveyed marine mammals whilst living in a lighthouse on the West Coast of Scotland, where I fell in love with the Scottish Highlands. I delight in birdwatching and try to bring my enthusiasm for wildlife to people of all ages.

The Magnus House

Naturedays is very lucky to be based in the Magnus House, a beautiful eco-friendly building that was opened in 2009. Almost all the materials used in this magnificent building were sourced within 100 miles, such as the larch cladding and stone walls. Solar panels produce energy for the building, and an air-source heat pump provides the small amount of heat needed to keep it warm alongside the turf roof and insulated walls containing recycled plastic. It is named after the late Magnus Magnusson, writer, broadcaster, and a great friend of Sir John Lister-Kaye. 

Magnus House facilities:

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Audio-visual facilities with hearing loop

100 person capacity

Spacious entrance

Toilets with disabled access and baby changing facilities

Parking

Basic kitchen

Aigas Field Centre

The Aigas estate is a beautiful place to learn, with a vast array of habitats and wildlife on our doorstep. As a private estate it offers a safe environment to explore the outdoors, with features such as a dipping platform by the loch, wildlife hides and archaeological sites.

For more details about Aigas Field Centre please click the link below to visit the website.

www.aigas.co.uk

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

The Magnus House

Courtesy of Laurie Campbell

Courtesy of Laurie Campbell

Aigas House

Aigas House

Aigas Loch

Aigas Loch