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SOEC for Universities and Colleges

University Departments use our Centres for a variety of reasons. They like the novel and creative learning environments, the close proximity to sites of interest, and the support from SOEC specialist tutors to help with logistics and to safely access the outdoor places you wish to visit.

  • Centre grounds are used for surveying, sport or more contemplative and reflective study;
  • Music groups use break out rooms then come together in the assembly hall (Belmont) – orchestras, choirs and bands
  • Field Studies on National Parks, glacial and river studies, archaeology, agricultural land use – Geography, Geology, Biology, Archaeology;
  • Charity fund raising, volunteering and challenge events – Student Associations;
  • Facilities for sport training camps (e.g. archery, orienteering, rowing, judo);
  • Make learning in the outdoors real – Initial Teacher Training

The Centres

SOEC Centres are within walking distance of local villages, pubs and areas of interest for study, recreation and activities.

Broomlee lies in some 30 acres of grounds, close to the Pentland Hills and only 20 minutes’ walk from the conservation village of West Linton. It is also only 16 miles from Edinburgh, putting it within easy reach of the capital Edinburgh and its range of historic and seasonal attractions such as the Edinburgh Festival.

Dounans lies within Scotland’s first National Park – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It is also near a major geology trail and the Highland Fault Line.  It is close to the amenities of Aberfoyle.

Belmont Centre lies in 50 acres of woodlands and is in a major food producing area in Scotland and 20 minutes’ walk through parkland to Meigle.  It is close to the Angus Glens and within half an hour of the Cairngorm National Park.

Our Clients

Below are just a few of the amazing groups to have visited our Centres:-