A bit different from Scotland !
For the past 18 months I've been helping to 'train' a group of young people from the Scottish Borders to go on a five week expedition to Zambia this summer. They guys selected have been through quite a learning curve over the past 18 months or so, and tonight sees the expedition start. The advance party departs the UK tonight a few days before the main group leave on July 4th. It's great to see a lot of hard work by a lot of people culminate in achieving it's objective. The main focus of the trip is community work, with elements of social, environmental, and scientific work thrown in for good measure. Details of Borders Exploration Group can be found here , alsong with details of past Expeditions and other activities that the Group organises.