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The Castle is looking for an enthusiastic, highly organized, experienced Route Setter to work closely with the Route Setting Manager.

So I put myself in the firing line yesterday with an open feedback session about all things Castle-related.  I really appreciated being able to discuss the points raised in a constructive way.  I felt that, on the whole, it was pretty productive.  There were some good ideas that came out of it, which we’ll be implementing over the next few months. In fact, I thought it was so worthwhile that I’m going to do it again.  So if you have something to say, make sure that you stop by on Thursday the 21st of May from 6pm to 9pm.

The very popular Scarpa Vapor V rock shoe has had an upgrade and we've just taken delivery in the Castle Shop of this great shoe.

We will soon be moving the bike park to a dedicated space outside the building next to our favourite bike workshop.  Many of you have already been using the railings around here to park your bikes anyway, so you’ll be pleased to know that we’re getting over 100 spaces.  Up to now, bikes had to be wheeled through the building to an outdoor section at the back.  We’ve changed this because we have other plans for that space including a much-needed workshop and route setting area.  I know that many cyclists are concerned about these changes.  I use my bike to get here every day (that's me in th

A couple of years ago The Castle was approached by Dan, a climber at the centre and director of Dizzy Spell Films. He had an idea of making a film about the work that has (and is still) been done in developing the Castle into an ethical, sustainable business. 

This 30 minute film follows Steve Taylor, CEO and the brains behind our holistic approach. He explains what we have achieved so far (up to 2013), including ethical procurement of goods, eco-friendly waste disposal, recycling, lighting, heating, and insulation. 

Garden trainnes Lucy and Lorena 2014 season

This season we are looking for two volunteer trainees for our garden

Herb trainee (Mondays) Kitchen garden trainee (Thursdays)
 

Work with the Castle garden team, learn to manage a productive and fun food growing project and grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for a commercial kitchen and café.

Lucy Nacson-Jones, Castle Garden apprentice 2014

Apprenticeship at the Castle 2014  - by Lucy Nacson-Jones

The Castle garden is one of those sought after places in the Big Smoke that give you a moment’s peace from the hustle and bustle of the city, and I have been lucky enough to be doing the apprenticeship there since May.

Evolv rock shoes will be holding a boot demo on Tuesday 18th November at the Castle. The shop will also be running a 20% discount on Evolv shoes if purchased on the night. It's a great opportunity to try out Evolv shoes to see if they suit your feet.

 

This is a write up of the Cuillin Ridge which I did in September 2014. I've put together a PDF download which contains some useful hints and tips on how to get the most of your trip and the climbing gear and other equipment that you might need for the traverse.

Above is the first part of the ridge approaching the TD Gap and Sgurr Alasdair.

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