Scotland news

Local news from DofE Scotland. If you have a good news story you would like to share, please contact [email protected].

How I made a positive difference to my mind and body through lockdown

Read how Bronze Award participant, Zoe made a positive difference to her mind and body by changing her activity through COVID-19.

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Changing my Volunteering section due to Covid-19
Hear from Bronze participant Poppy McLardy about how she modified her programme and continued her Volunteering section from home.
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DofE Heroes: ‘Forging stronger relationships within the school community’

Hear from Kirsten McGregor, a teacher and DofE Leader at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock.

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DofE Heroes: Our own helping hands in the community

We’re celebrating our own helping hand in the community, Kevin Fawcett, Operations Officer for the west of Scotland.

DofE Heroes: Our own helping hands in the community

At DofE Scotland, Volunteers Week is especially important- a time for us to celebrate one of the core functions of the Award – volunteering in all shapes and forms.

DofE Success for Glasgow
Glasgow City Council is now the largest provider of DofE in Scotland, celebrating record numbers of Awards achieved this year.
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Open Expedition Programme

We will be running an open expedition opportunity in the Pentlands, 5-9 August. Sound interesting?

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BATs Rugby DofE Programme

BATs launches a programme where all aspects of the Bronze DofE can be achieved through involvement with BATs and rugby.

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Common programme issues

We’ve been reviewing eDofE and has clarified on some of the key programme issues for you.

Dundee Licence celebration event at the City Chambers
The Lord Provost of Dundee, Ian Borthwick, welcomed guests to a Civic Reception in the City Chambers.
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Ife Taiwos
Ife went straight into her Gold award and has since became a Duke of Edinburgh Ambassador.
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Five ways the outdoors can have a positive effect on your mental health
Here are some tips to uplift your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.