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Surviving Lockdown 2021 – Hannah

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We are celebrating how our community is using the 5 ways to well-being to get through lockdown (connect – be active – take notice – give – keep learning)

To share your story please drop us a message. We would love to hear from you!
Next up is our General Manager Hannah:
“Lockdown 2021 came as a surprise to me. Shows my level of naivety perhaps, but adjusting to how this year started wasn’t easy. Throughout 2020 my life was pretty much ruled by finding a way for Pinkston to get through and survive, and I was quickly caught up in the buzz that grew around that. I loved the way the community pulled together and grew through such a difficult year. I was (and will be again) so very excited by what 2021 was going to (and will… eventually!) bring. Despite being such an awful time worldwide it feels like it is time for the benefits of everything we do in the outdoors to really show their true colours.

So the start of 2021 threw me a bit. And like so many I’ve had to settle into a routine of part furlough and supporting the home learning of my 11 and 13 year old boys. There have been many tears, but also those positive moments that are getting us through. We have spent more time together than we have been able to since they were babies. We live in Perthshire so have plenty of amazing space to play in, including some decent hills and rivers – although we haven’t made it out on the water yet this year. Getting outside has offered us the escape and the sanity we all need. It has also offered us more time than we would normally have to bond as a family in an environment we all love. A “mountaineering” trip on a local hill, and even a dabble at ski touring from the front door have been mixed in with plenty of walks with the dog, playing on a rope swing in the woods, and sledging on the golf course.

I can’t wait to get back to work properly and see Pinkston come back to life. In the meantime though despite – or perhaps because of – the stresses of home learning and trying to find sense for my family in a world where it seems there is none, there will be a lot of memories to treasure”


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Our Start Kayaking sessions are all about getting you on the water and experiencing the joys of kayaking in a safe and fun way. These adult sessions are for anyone over the age of 16 who want to get on the water and learn the basics of kayaking with basic skills and challenges. We use our great sit on top kayaks meaning that we have the best platform for learning skills without the challenges or fears of ‘getting stuck’.

This session includes your British Canoeing Paddle Start Certificate.