Friends of the Award

Supporting Young People to Achieve

Our Expedition Co-ordinator, Neil Birch, is here to help all City of Edinburgh Council DofE Centres deliver safe, quality expedition programmes. Support available includes:

  • Advice on planning expeditions and dealing with unexpected problems
  • Registration and approval of expeditions for non-school DofE Centres
  • Co-ordination of the Expedition Volunteer Pool
  • Open Expeditions for those individual participants who miss an expedition
  • Low-cost equipment hire from our Kit Store
  • A comprehensive programme of training courses for leaders
  • A waiting list for individual DofE participants who need expeditions

Neil can be contacted by phoning (0131) 467 4753 or emailing