Coal Action Scotland warmly invites you to join us in beautiful rural South Lanarkshire for a weekend of skillsharing and workshops about outdoor life and resistance techniques. From mass catering to foraging wild foods, from land defence to self defence, from climbing trees to digging tunnels and everything between; come and learn new skills, meet new people and share your experiences with others.

Since the occupation of Mainshill Wood and the recent nine month occupation of Happendon Wood, Coal Action Scotland has had much collective experience of occupying and defending land along with sustaining and growing a community of resistance. The skillshare was conceived of because even though we have lots to share, we still have much more to learn and we hope to collectively empower ourselves and others to increase our mutual capacity for effective action.

This skillshare will be a safe, inclusive and participatory environment for learning new, interesting and transferable skills and is open to people of all abilities and experiences. Whatever your particular campaign, whatever interests or excites you, the skillshare will be a creative melting pot of ideas and techniques to sustain life and resist oppression (however it manifests itself).

Check the website or join our mailing list to receive updates as they happen and feel free to contact us with any suggestions/requirements/questions you may have at outdoorskillshare [at]

While you’re waiting see here for a report of last years event.