01350 723226 info@sycet.co.uk

Welcome to SYCET

The Scottish Youth & the Countryside Education Trust (SYCET) was formed in 1986 with the aim of promoting the wider understanding of the countryside, its sporting traditions and its wildlife.

The current aims of the Trust are:

  • To promote the wider understanding of the Scottish countryside, its biodiversity, land management and sporting traditions to young people from all backgrounds.
  • To educate, train and facilitate participation in land management and country pursuits.
  • To ensure an understanding of the link between country pursuits and the provision of harvested food.

The Trust hopes to improve the lives of young people in Scotland by introducing them to new experiences and skills which they will use throughout their lives.  We both host and facilitate educational days and excursions to the Scottish countryside, Bushcraft events, country sport participation (such as the Junior Macnab competition and Young Shots activity days) and events showing how current land management practices impact upon landscape, scenery and biodiversity.  SYCET is based near Dunkeld, Perthshire and is well placed to support events in all of Scotland.

SYCET is a registered Scottish charity (SC006416).  The Trustees are chaired by Cara Richardson and include a number of individuals with a wide range of experience in countryside management and who wholeheartedly support the aims of the Trust.

SYCET shares strong links with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and is located in BASC’s Scottish office.

All forthcoming events are publicised on this website and we would encourage anyone who wishes to support the Trust or who would like the Trust to support them to get in touch.

The Trust’s administrator is Louise Rattrie and the secretary is Colin Shedden; they can be contacted on info@sycet.co.uk. 

The Trust can also be contacted on 01350 723226.


Contact us

Croft Cottage
By Dunkeld

Tel: 01350 723226

Our Vision

To increase young people’s understanding of the working countryside in Scotland.

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