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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Dava Way Volunteer

One of Scotland's Great Trails, The Dava Way, is maintained entirely by volunteers...Could you join the team for the occasional Saturday? The Dava Way links the 24 miles between Forres and Grantown mostly following the route of the dismantled Highland Railway Line and is used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse riders each year. It is maintained by members of the Forres-based Dava Way Association and funded by donations and occasional grants from local and national charities. The Association organises monthly maintenance days to clear drainage and cut back undergrowth and fallen trees so that the path remains usable.

As well as maintenance tasks, the volunteers are progressively improving the track as and when funding permits. Key to the ongoing success of the Dava Way is the team of volunteers who give their time to maintain the trail. Please consider joining the team on a regular or even occasional basis.

Travel details

Meet: Normally meet at Dallas Dhu Distillery car park, Forres at 0900 and are normally back at the car park late afternoon.

Interested volunteers can contact us directly to learn more or to put their names down for particular dates. Transport, tools and appropriate PPE are provided, but volunteers should come dressed for the weather and with their own drinks and food for the day
Commitment: Join a work party when you can. You will be using only hand tools (spades, forks, loppers, etc) and should be back at the car park by 1600 (winter) and 1800 (summer). Join us and find out more by emailing


Minimum age: 16


Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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