Team Building in Aviemore & the Cairngorms, Ayrshire, The Great Glen & Scotland

Adventure – Challenge – Fun – Communication – Leadership – Problem Solving

Active Outdoor Pursuits provide exciting and dynamic opportunities for team building days & weekends in Aviemore, the Cairngorms, Ayrshire, the Great Glen & across Scotland.  Experience the thrill of trying new activities whilst working as a team to achieve a goal. Our experienced instructors provide invaluable support in exploring interpersonal and life skills that flourish in the outdoor environment; communication, working with others, problem solving, leadership. The possibilities are endless and the benefits for individuals and the team are immense.

All Active team and personal development courses are individually designed to meet the unique requirements of your business. We pride ourselves in our ability to respond to client needs in the provision of courses that are unique to you. Tell us your vision and the aims of your event and we will support you in making it happen. It will be a stimulating, rewarding and inspiring experience with positive and tangible benefits in the workplace.

Throughout our lives we repeatedly find ourselves in teams. In the classroom, the boardroom or on the sports field – we have all experienced the challenges and thrill of working with other people towards a common goal.

Taking time to reflect on the team experience through experiential adventure provides tangible and immediate results for individual and team growth.

Corporate Team Building; Activity Days

Celebrate your team’s success with a reward event or just get to know each other better by participating in the fun and exciting activities. Active offer White Water Rafting, Gorge Scrambling, Abseiling, Canoeing, Adventure Races, Snowsports etc… It’s a team decision! Guaranteed to generate energy and unity within the team.

“We booked canyoning for our team building office staff trip. The day we did not disappoint, a great laugh, professional instructors, good quality kit and we all left trusting one another a lot more!!”  Janey, 2016

All events are fun, motivating and foster a strong team spirit amongst participants. These can be facilitated within a one day activity trip. Our most popular and sought after activity days for team building are Canyoning and Water Water Rafting. As a team you work together supporting each other and providing encouragement and motivation to challenge and push each other to achieving personal goals and group outcomes!

Looking to extend your Activity Day? We offer accommodation packages & corporate weekends too!

Activity Weekends & Challenges

We use the challenge of the outdoor environment and a series of strategic challenges to focus on key team attributes. Problem-solving. Team work. Mind Mapping. Building self-confidence. Strategy Development. Decision making. Reviewing skills. Resolving conflict. Establishing trust. Building valuable skills for your teams success!

We operate lots of fun, challenging and adventure corporate team building activity packages in Aviemore, the Cairngorms & across Scotland.


Canoeing treasure hunt on Loch Lomond, Loch Morlich and other Scottish Lochs. Working in small teams of 6, two to a boat, you will paddle and navigate your way around the islands and coastline picking up clues on the way, solving problems and completing tasks as you go. You will be using Open Canadian canoes which are very stable. Instruction on paddling techniques and navigation will be give prior to setting out and you will be closely shadowed by one of our instructors. The event can culminate with a Bar-b-q at an agreed rendezvous point on one of the islands.


Day event where your team will be tested physically and mentally to get themselves to safety after getting lost in the hills. A full scenario briefing will be given, as will the necessary skills training and equipment, to allow them to spend a day in the wilds and reach safety before dusk. This event will be pitched at a level to allow maximum opportunity for individual members of each team to achieve the given task.

Full safety cover will be provided by our instructors who will be shadowing the groups throughout and can be contacted through VHF radio.

X Adventure –

Competitive team event involving orienteering, problem solving tasks, canoeing, cycling, walking, rock climbing and abseiling. This event can be facilitated at various venues throughout Scotland.

The aim is to complete the challenge as set out in the “Challenge Instructions” using the map, equipment provided, individual skills and team strengths. The event involves visiting the areas highlighted on the master map where you will collect information, solve problems and participate in challenges. You will work in teams of 6-8, journeying by foot, canoe/raft, and bike. As you navigate the course, completing the various elements of the event, you will earn valuable team points. Everyone who participates is a winner but your team could be the X Adventure champions?

The event will kick off paddling and navigating your way around the loch, looking for markers or clues on the way. Once all the clues have been found you will paddle to the head of the loch and “get on your bike” for a mile or so completing tasks along the way. This is followed by a short hike to the rock face where you will scale the heights followed by another short hike to the second rock face where you will have to abseil 30 feet down to the path, which you will follow back to the bikes. From there on it is full steam ahead, back to the canoes and back across the loch to the finish where you will be welcomed with hot drinks and snacks or a Bar-b-q.

Note; although this event sounds fairly extreme, it will be tailored to suit each individual group and takes into consideration the general fitness and ability of individuals in the team. We design the event to allow positive outcomes for all except maybe the most deeply rooted couch potatoes.

Open Canadian canoes or rafts, which are very stable, are used for the event, Instruction on paddling techniques and navigation will be given prior to setting out and qualified instructors will be at the rock faces to get you up and down safely.

Looking for that something extra to make your day one to remember? Why not experience your very own Highland Games event. Scotland’s Highland Games are renowned throughout the world as a unique event (see below the photos).

Highland Games

Scotland’s Highland Games are renowned throughout the world as a unique event combining skills, culture and music. Whilst the games still contain a very competitive element, the spectacle of Highland dancing and pipe bands combined with the tradition and excitement of the occasion make Highland games a real highlight for any visitor lucky enough to be in Scotland at the right time.
Let Active organise your very own team building Highland games, these games are fantastic for Stag & Hen parties, large family gatherings or corporate Events in Aviemore,Ayrshire, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms & across Scotland. We can organise anything from a small scale event for around 12 people to full scale Highland gatherings for several hundred people at venues across Scotland. We can also organise a games at your own venue, such as a country park, private estate or hotel grounds.

A typical Highland Gathering will include pipe bands, games, competitions, highland dancing and traditional feats of strength such as tossing the caber, throwing the hammer, the shot putt and a tug-of-war. It is also normal to have traditional Scottish food and drinks available.

Highland Games are a special event that requires discussion and consideration to ensure you get the event you desire. The cost of organising games varies considerably depending on your many events you wish to have. Talk to us about your need and we will give you an event you won’t ever forget.

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