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The Field Studies Council (FSC) offers first-hand experiences in the outdoors, aiming to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it.

As an environmental education charity with a long history in the field, since 1943 the FSC has been providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore and understand the environment.

The FSC relies on fees paid by visitors and on the generosity of donors, trust funds and grant bodies to operate our centres through the UK. Amongst an annual 140,000 visitor experiences, the FSC offers assisted places on fieldwork courses for individuals and groups who might not otherwise be able to benefit from such experiences.

Millport Field Study Centre passed into the FSC’s ownership in 2014 and since then has opened up to a wider audience offering residentials for all ages, ranging from family holidays to undergraduate and graduate university courses.

As part of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, at FSC Millport we work to an accredited standard across the board; as well as delivering high-quality learning we offer modern accommodation and excellent catering.

The FSC’s excellent learning provision is supported by FSC publications – FSC Field guides, ID charts and keys can be found in schools and universities all over the UK.

FSC Outreach also operates throughout Scotland, taking fieldwork experiences where residential courses are not an option.

At FSC Millport we can offer:

  • Learning outside the classroom courses for Schools and Universities: fully taught, co-taught or self-taught. Courses tailored to group learning requirements.
  • Professional Development training courses for environmental professionals and teachers.
  • Natural History courses
  • Art courses
  • Family holidays
  • Duke of Edinburgh Residential courses
  • Conference venue with full catering facilities
  • Private centre hire, fully or self-catered

Financial support may be available for groups or individuals who might otherwise not be able to visit FSC centres.


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