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AALA Review Update
Update on the review of AALA following the HSE Board meeting on 12 September 2018 read more...

SAAF & Scottish Government Open Forums on the Review of AALA February 2018
The Scottish Adventure Activities Forum will be hosting three National forums supported by Scottish Government. We would welcome anyone to attend. Please note, with reference to the new proposals from the HSE review, one of the options may impact on activities and activity providers who previously were not required to obtain a licence.   We would urge […] read more...

About Us

Scottish Adventure Activities Forum

Winter walking on Ben nevisSAAF provides a forum for the exchange and sharing of information and views relating to the Adventurous and Outdoor Activity sector in Scotland.

SAAF currently consists of 17 members, drawn from a wide range of outdoor backgrounds within the commercial, voluntary and public sectors.  The membership covers Tourism, Higher Education, Youthwork and Outdoor Learning.

Members are appointed in a personal capacity and on a voluntary basis – no fees or expenses are paid.

White water kayakingThey are expected to bring to SAAF their own experience, knowledge, and judgement, but at the same time they are understood as coming from broadly defined “constituencies” with which they are expected to keep in touch, and of whose concerns and interests they are expected to be aware.

An Appointments Committee meets annually towards the end of each year to consider nominations for a three year tenure commencing each January.

If you are interested in nominating please contact SAAF on: info@saaf.scot

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Mountain bikingThrough SAAF as a whole and through members direct connections strong links are maintained with other related bodies, such as:

  • Adventure UK
  • Adventurous Activities Industry Advisory Committee
  • Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Institute for Outdoor Learning
  • National Network for Outdoor Learning
  • Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Sports Association
  • Scottish Outdoor Consortium
  • Scottish Tourism Alliance
  • SkillsActive
  • sportscotland
  • UK Outdoors
  • VisitScotland
  • Wild Scotland
  • Youthlink Scotland

Various relevent organisations and individuals are invited to attend meetings; this allows SAAF to create further links with organisations and with individuals working in developing areas.

Click Here for full details of SAAF Terms of Reference

SCOTTISH ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES FORUM (SAAF)
SAAF may be contacted through the Secretary