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National Position Statement: The Signatories - Inspiring Scotland

National Postition Statement: The Signatories

The Signatories

National Organisations and Charities

Founder Coalition Signatories

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Inspiring Scotland
Scottish Government
Active Scotland
Adrienne Hughes PhD, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health, University of Strathclyde
Anne Martin PhD, Research Associate, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Architecture and Design Scotland
Care and Learning Alliance
Care Inspectorate
Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
Central Scotland Green Network Trust
Children in Scotland
Clare Nugent, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Claire Warden, Chief Executive of Mindstretchers Ltd, Auchlone Nature Kindergarten and Founder of Living Classrooms CIC
College Development Network
Community Woodlands Association
Development Trusts Association Scotland
Dynamic Earth
Early Years Scotland
Education Scotland
Fathers Network Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland
General Teaching Council for Scotland
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Science Centre
Greenspace Scotland
Greg Mannion PhD, Senior Lecturer in Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling
Historic Environment Scotland
International Play Association Scotland
John Muir Trust
John Reilly, Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Science, University of Strathclyde
Learning through Landscapes Scotland
Lesley Riddoch, Journalist, broadcaster and author
National Day Nurseries Association
National Trust for Scotland
NHS Health Scotland
Parenting Across Scotland
Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
Paul McCrorie PhD, Research Associate, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning, University of Cambridge
Peter Higgins, Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Play Scotland
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
RSPB Scotland
Scottish Canals
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Land and Estates
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Out of School Care Network
Scottish Social Services Council
Skills Development Scotland

Public Bodies

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Aberdeen City Council
Angus Council Early Years Team
Argyll and Bute Council
City of Edinburgh Council
Clackmannanshire Council
Dundee City Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
Forestry and Land Scotland
Highland Council
Historic Environment Scotland
Inverclyde Council
Midlothian Council
Nature Scot
North Ayrshire Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Public Health Scotland
Scottish Borders Council Early Years Team
Scottish Forestry
Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Directorate
Shetland Islands Council
South Ayrshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
West Lothian Council


Abriachan Forest Trust
A Place in Childhood
Action for Children
Barnado’s Scotland
Borders Sensory Hub CIC
BPS Division of Educational and Child Psychology
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Care and Learning Alliance
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland
Children’s Parliament
Creative Star
Countryside Learning Scotland
Early Years Scotland
East Lothian Play Association
Fields in Trust
Glasgow Clyde College
Galmstrup Architect
Greenleaf House
Include Me 2 Club (IM2C)
John Muir Trust
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Kilwinning Community Events
Little Pets
Moray Council ELC team
National Network for Outdoor Learning (Scotland)
National Parent Forum Scotland
National Trust for Scotland
OutLET: Play Resource
Parenting Across Scotland
Policy Scotland
Queen Margaret University
Outward Bound Trust
Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education
Scottish Out of School Care Network
Scottish Outdoor Education Centres (SOEC)
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scouts Scotland
Sleat Renewables Ltd
Smart Play Network
Tayside Outdoor Woodland Learning (OWL)
Timberplay Scotland Ltd
Trees and Seas Outdoor Adventures
Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)
Upstart Scotland
West College Scotland
West Lothian College
YMCA Scotland
Youth Scotland
Youthlink Scotland

Childcare providers & Schools

ABC Childminding
Above and Beyond Childcare
ACE Place Childcare Services Ltd
Acorn Park Nursery & Kindergarten
Amanda’s Wee Pandas
Badden Farm Nursery
Bardykes Farm Nursery School
Carriagehill Nursery, Green Road
Cathy Traynor Childminding
Christina’s Childminding
Christine Mckinsley childminding Service
Clover Country Nursery
Country Kids Ltd
Cradlehall ELC
Danette childminding
Earthtime for All Ltd.
Elizabeth Gardner, childminder
Fiona Keating, Principal Early Childhood Educator
Flexible Childcare Services, Keith
Flora Stevenson After School Club
Gemma Lander, Childminder
Glenelg Primary
Green Apple Nursery Carluke
Haddo Woodland Kindergarten
Innerleithen Family Learning Centre
Jacqueline’s childminding service
Jannette Munro, Childminder
Jessica Grasham, Childminder/Outdoor Practitioner
Wilson’s Childmiding Service
Kassandra’s Childminding
Kerry’s Childcare Service
Lascca Childcare
Laura Third Childminding
Lennox ELCC Clydebank
Lynn Brown Childminding
Malory Day Nursery
Mary Scott Childcare
Mucky Boots Education
Newtonhill Out of School Club
Overtown Community Nursery
Pam’s Young-Stars Childminding
Playbarn Nursery Ltd
Queensferry Nursery
Rachel’s Childcare, Caskieberran
Renas childminding
Sarah’s Childminding
Sparkle & Play childminding
St George’s School, Edinburgh Nursery
Stramash Social Enterprise
Strawberry Patch Childminding
Stuartfield Preschool Group
Tall Trees Children’s Nursery
The Glasgow Academy Newlands Nursery
Wellside Kindergarten
Wild Child Childcare
Wild Wellies Kindergarten Ltd
Willow Den Scotland


Adrienne Hughes PhD, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health, University of Strathclyde
Dr. Alexia Barrable, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee
Alison Adams, Nursery Manager
Dr Beth Christie, Lecturer in Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education, University of Edinburgh
David Fox-Pitt, Wildfox Events
Gordon Buchanan, filmmaker and presenter
Jeannette Murray, Class Teacher
John H. McKendrick, Professor with the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Ria Dunkley, Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Sustainability, University of Glasgow






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