Hillgoers are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, meaning we can offer a number of services to groups, schools, or individuals looking to complete the expedition section of the award.

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Garry Cormack, Mountain Leader and founder of Hillgoers, has been a volunteer leader and assessor for DofE for a number of years and has also freelanced as a supervisor and assessor for various other AAPs. He brings this experience into Hillgoers' services. Hillgoers also has a number of experienced DofE team members, all with the same ethos and determination as Garry to ensure candidates have a successful, memorable and enjoyable expedition. 

We offer training and expedition programmes throughout Scotland but specialise in Royal Deeside and into the Cairngorm National Park. 

We can also just support your expedition, providing supervision or assessment.

We train teams to National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) standards, meaning they also receive as a minimum the NNAS Bronze Award which is accredited with 2 credits at SCQF Level 4. Our instructors have also completed the NNAS Tutor award, meaning they know how to teach navigation. 

Contact the team for more information or to discuss your requirements.