• Bikepacking Trails in Scotland: The Highland Trail

    Posted by Markus Stitz on

    When I think back to the two times I have ridden the Highland Trail, I am still not sure what made me tackle it twice, first on a singlespeed, then with semi-fat tyres and gears. After the first time I had sworn never to do it again, but that didn’t last long. For 2015 I was back on the list of...

  • A Winter's Tale - Volunteering in Crianlarich

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

     Volunteer, Julie, tells us about her time at Crianlarich Youth Hostel... "Over the last 2 months I have been volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel, in the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It was really easy to apply and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  "I decided...

  • Going for Gold - Volunteering at Crianlarich

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Sarah from Brechin shares her experience of volunteering at Crianlarich Youth Hostel as part of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme... My aim was to complete the residential section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award with 4 nights away and 5 days volunteering. I was recommended Crianlarich...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Volunteers

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    2017 UPDATE: We no longer offer placements for solo Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. We may run courses in 2018 for those wishing to complete their Gold Residential Section. These will be updated on our volunteer page. As part of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award programme two high school students,...

  • Chloe: My Time in Crianlarich

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Chloé, is a 20-year-old French student completing her final year of a degree in Foreign Languages and Business. Here she tells us about her time as a youth hostel volunteer... I was required by my university to undertake a 6-week work placement in a foreign country - SYHA gave me the opportunity to...