Woodcraft Folk is Growing in Scotland

Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Woodcraft Folk is Growing in Scotland

Watch out for a flurry of activity over the coming months in Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk as we run activities in schools, parks and community centres to spread the word about Woodcraft Folk and recruit new members to kick start new groups.

To support the growth of new Woodcraft Folk groups in Scotland two new part time members of staff have been appointed as part of the UK New Groups Project funded by Youth United Foundation. Clare Ritchie, who many may have met when she was covering the maternity leave of Fleur Gayet (Scottish Officer) will be working in Stirling and Falkirk.  Alex Wilde who grew up in the Woodcraft Folk and ran a group for many years will be working in Glasgow.

What we will be offering:

  • Recruitment of volunteers for new and existing groups.
  • Guidance for volunteers through the process of setting up a new group.
  • Help for existing groups to grow.
  • Support for groups to access training and resources.
  • A new leaders residential training course in October (Sat 24th & Sun 25th).


What we need help with:

  • If you would like to help us spread the word and run playout activities over the summer please get in touch with us as we will need lots of volunteers.
  • In Glasgow we are planning to target Dennistoun in the East End so if you know any families that might be interested or potential volunteers please put them in touch with Alex.
  • If you know families that might be interested, or potential volunteers in Stirling or Falkirk please put them in touch with Clare.

Alex: alex.wilde@woodcraft.org.uk

Clare: clare.ritchie@woodcraft.org.uk

The New Groups Project started in West Yorkshire in 2013 and, in addition to Scotland, has now expanded to Merseyside and Wales.