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Our adventure sports club is now open to all boys and girls aged 10 and over and their siblings. We go climbing, hillwalking, ski-ing, raft racing or caving every month. see the climbing and ski slideshow

Summer Ski-instruction summer 2008
Disability Snowsport UK, in association with Downswest
Snozone, Xscape, King's Inch Road, Braehead, Renfrew, PA4 8XQ

skiing skiing
skiing ski


On June 14th/15th (Fathers day) we went potholing and climbing in the Yorkshire Dales.

caving party

We went potholing on Saturday 14th June. There were five children and four adults. We went to Long Churn Cave, and explored the underground streamway until we came to an underground waterfall and a pool.

On Sunday 15th June we went rock climbing.

jordan climbingClimbing

The climbing was hard, but we all got up in the end.

climbing    climbing  Gordale

The boys enjoyed bunkhouse life

our bunkhouse at Dalesbridge - boys cooking  Gordale Scar

Walking and scrambling at Gordale Scar, near Malham

Fellwalking in Scotland

On May 25th five grown ups and five children climbed Ben Lomond (974 metres)  - in splendid sunny bank holiday weather. On the way we were lucky enough to see the Scottish Cup on its way to the summit as part of a fundraising stunt by Rangers Charities foundation . Jordan was especially happy to get his hands on the Cup as he watched Rangers win the Cup the previous day at Hamden!

scottishcup    descent

Rafting trip, April 2008

the crew rafting

rafting  rafting


Balamory Set pictures and story

Climbing and ski slideshow

Christmas at Celtic park
Meeting Neil Lennon, Chief Chebe, and touring Celtic Park

Positively swimming

See the pictures and story of our great team success!


Leighton(8) and Jordan (12) chill out on the summit of Ben Vorlich, 3,250 ft - full story


New POPs reading scheme designed by a Scottish mum - recommended

Adapted clothing and equipment for your child

New rights for working carers

Carers UK research shows that a third of carers, not currently working, wanted to return to work if the right alternative care and flexible support was available.



Winter 2007 Newsletter published

Support Values Into Action Scotland
VIA Scotland

SWIM NEWS 2007>More


Just for dads -  fathers forum

BBC children in need video

Christmas party 2006 - pics

Safari Park .  pictures!

DISC service leaflet

Easter Party Photos 2004

Eileen's Badaguish photo story

Ibrox -  photo story

Links to other websites about DS


Summer 2007

May 2007
Winter 2006
Nov 2005
Spring 2005  
Autumn 2004 
July 2004
Spring 2004

Parent and baby/toddler group

Poetry corner

Swimming 2006 - photos and story

Wills and Trusts for your child with a disability

Moving on to adult life resource pack