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With the start of the new academic year fast approaching, it's an important opportunity to remind students about NHS Scotland's free vaccinations.

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#OnThisDay in 1771, Sir Walter Scott was born.

In 1822, King George IV visited Newbattle accompanied by the organiser of his Scottish tour, Sir Walter Scott. Mr McGrath, a leading Scottish organist, played 'Ah Perdona' by Mozart, one of the kings favourite pieces.
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Our NC in Social Sciences is a fascinating course to gain a deeper understanding of humanities and social sciences. It's a great stepping stone into employment and/or further education.

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The latest news from Newbattle Abbey College

Forest College group

course now full

The Forest and Outdoor Learning Award is about working in the forest and outdoor environment  to gain leadership skills and to lead outdoor learning. We regret that the course starting in August 2022 is now full.


However, we are operating a waiting list for enquiries for next year’s course, starting in spring 2023.

HNC Horticulture

Do you see your future in Horticulture?

Our new course, HNC Horticulture, is delivered in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Argyll and uses the beautiful college grounds as a base for practical work.

Taught by specialist and experienced lecturers, this project-based and practical course provides an industry-relevant qualification in commercial horticulture.


Forest College and Outdoor Leadership (SCQF Level 8) starting August 2022

Published: 28th June 2022


Forest College and Outdoor Leadership starts in August 2022 and will comprise of the following blocks:


Block 1: Fri 26 – Sun 28 Aug 2022 (inc)
Block 2: Fri 7 – Sun 9 Oct 2022 (inc)
Block 3: Sat 3 – Sun 4 June 2023

The course is about working in the forest and outdoor environment to gain leadership skills and to lead outdoor learning as well as becoming a fully qualified practitioner.


For more information, see Outdoor Learning Leadership.

Or contact: or 0131 663 1921


Winter Woodland Workshops: Woodland Festive Wreaths

Published: 22nd November 2021


Workshop Date: Saturday 4th December 1.30 – 4.30pm
Cost: £25 (includes all materials to make your wreath, mulled apple juice, and snacks)

Bookings: or 0131 663 1921


Join Stephanie Walker, Forest School and Outdoor Learning Practitioner, as she teaches you all aspects of wreath making. Your wreath will be made on dogwood and willow rings and created from foraged materials such as holly, conifer, ivy, and decorated with dried fruits, cones, berries, and dried seeds from the magical Lord Ancrum’s Wood. The finishing touch to your wreath will be with your very own hand-crafted wooden decorations and hessian ribbon. Some time spent outdoors – please dress for the weather.


Winter Woodland Workshops: Festive Forest Family

Published: 22nd November 2021


Workshop Date: Saturday 4th December 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Cost: £20 for 1 adult and 1 child (includes all materials, hot drink and snacks)

Bookings: or 0131 663 1921

Max participants: 15

Join us for a morning of festive woodland fun making a selection of decorations from natural materials to adorn your home and garden. Workshop will include making a woodland reindeer, wooden decorations, yule log and willow stars! Some time outdoors so please dress for the weather.