Outdoor Sector Map

A map of the outdoor sector in Scotland has been created by SAAF (Scottish Adventure Activities Forum). The map highlights the depth and breadth of the outdoor sector in Scotland from outdoor education to tourism and was created by Myles Farnbank with support from other SAAF members.


  • Create a ‘complete’ map of the Outdoor sector in Scotland.
  • Aid funding and government engagement.
  • Aid cross sectoral engagement/collaboration.
  • Basis for further research, more detailed mapping.


  • Strategic level – representative organisations that are engaged at a significant level in a particular aspect of the outdoor sector.
  • Scottish Remit – organisations that are UK wide are only included where they have significant activity or representation in Scotland.
  • Groupings – represent the major areas of engagement across the outdoor sector in Scotland.
  • Position of organisations – organisations are positioned where their primary engagement lies.  Recognising that many organisations have engagement across several groupings.  Any organisation only appears once on the map.


SAAF recognises that this map will never be complete and will need to be updated as required.  We are very keen to hear of any strategic organisations not yet represented and from any organisations who wish to amend their descriptor that appears on the map. Please contact info@saaf.scot

© Scottish Adventure Activities Forum 2020