John Muir Award staff move to Glasgow Science Centre
Scotland team bids fond farewell to SNH as they move from Clydebank to Pacific Quay
Due to office reorganisation, the John Muir Trust is waving a fond farewell to Scottish Natural Heritage which has hosted John Muir Award staff in its Clydebank office for the last six years.
The team has, however, secured a new hosting agreement with the Glasgow Science Centre - and we look forward to joining our new partners from the beginning of April.
Toby Clark, our John Muir Award Scotland Manager said: “We’re extremely thankful for the open and welcoming hosting arrangement we’ve enjoyed with Scottish Natural Heritage over the last six years.
"Not only has it been a stimulating and fun place to work, but we’ve also benefitted from collaboration on a number of projects such as Simple Pleasures Easily Found, Year of Natural Scotland, the John Muir Way, and latterly, Learning in Greenspace.”
Scottish Natural Heritage continues to provide significant project funding to the John Muir Trust to help the John Muir Award meet specific Scottish Government targets on health, wellbeing, inclusion, nature connection, curriculum and attainment.
Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre, welcomed this move and said:“Here at the Glasgow Science Centre we aim to inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.
"We recognise that the John Muir Trust, particularly through the John Muir Award, has this joint commitment to empower individuals and enrich lives through public engagement and care of our wild places. This hosting partnership seems like a natural fit – and we are excited by it.”