Eilid Ormiston


Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism. FE Course Leader for Outdoor Adventure (Level 5), Broadford, and Outdoor Leadership (Level 6), Fort William.


I was born and raised on Scotland’s west coast and started my career volunteering with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as expedition trainer then group leader. I fell prey to the strapline “Inspiring Adventure..,” while undertaking my Mountain Leader Assessment at Glenmore Lodge and moved on to multi activity instruction at various local authority outdoor activity and educational centres.

Developing my knowledge in programme design and adventure tourism I worked for Argyll and Bute Council to deliver their award winning series of outdoor activity programmes, Stramash, and assisted the organisation to transit through to social enterprise. Wishing to know more and delve deeper into outdoor education I returned to University and recently graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education from Moray House, Edinburgh University.

I am an expedition leader for World Challenge taking groups of young people to far off lands and am currently a senior guide with Wilderness Scotland and National Geographic Adventures. 

Academic Qualifications

MA (Hons) Geography, Glasgow University

PGDip Outdoor Education, Moray House, The University of Edinburgh

What is your main outdoor interest?

I am committed to delivering the highest possible learning experience for students, helping to engage young people in the outdoors and attain their goals, be it in leadership, outdoor education or personal and social development using Scotland’s inspiring landscape and culture. Journeying and meeting people are my passions whether it be canoeing in Sweden, horse trekking in Mongolia, sailing in Greece or mountain biking in Nepal, discovering our natural world and inspiring those to challenge themselves inwardly as well as reaching over their horizons are my goals.