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In July a group of students from Germany spend an amazing weekend at Castle Toward.  Everyone involved: the children, teachers and the NGO representative with whom my company organized the first of many pupil exchanges all caught the Castle Toward bug.

The NGO, which is working with 800 disadvantaged pupils in Munich, wants to establish a comprehensive and longstanding exchange program, currently applying for EU funding. We have been told that Actual Realities (the outdoor education provider who stewards Castle Toward) has to leave the castle. Undertaking a bit more research revealed that the castle originally was signed over to Glasgow City Council with the condition that the castle has to remain an education institution. When Argyle and Bute council took over, they also took on this condition. An article in the TES revealed council plans to dismiss the outdoor education center from the property and develop yet another…

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Nathalie Sheridan

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