Eilid Ormiston

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Eilid Ormiston

Course Leader – FE Outdoor Adventure

 

 

Eilid was born and raised on Scotland’s west coast and graduated from Glasgow University with MA(Hons) Geography. Starting her career volunteering with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as expedition trainer then group leader, she fell prey to the strapline “Inspiring Adventure..,” while undertaking her Mountain Leader Assessment at Glenmore Lodge and moved on to multi activity instruction at various local authority outdoor activity and educational centres. Developing her knowledge in programme design and adventure tourism she 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 she returned to University and recently graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education from Moray House, Edinburgh University. Eilid is an expedition leader for World Challenge taking groups of young people to far off lands and is currently a senior guide with Wilderness Scotland and National Geographic Adventures.  Eilid is 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 her 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 her goals.

MA (Hons) Geography, Glasgow University

PGDip Outdoor Education, Moray House, The University of Edinburgh