Inspiring learning for a fairer future

About Us

Highland One World (HOW) Global Learning Centre is based in Inverness High School and exists to support the development of education for global citizenship in the Highlands and Islands.

In addition to our centre in Inverness there are centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Coatbridge. We work together as the Consortium of Development Education Centres. If you have an interest in our work and would like to work as a volunteer, please contact the HOW office for more information.


The services HOW provide aim to lighten the workload and increase the knowledge, skills and understanding of those we support by providing:

  • Advice on embedding global citizenship/Learning for Sustainability across the Curriculum for Excellence
  • CLPL Training for individual teachers, whole schools and clusters
  • An extensive resource library
  • Networking events
  • Tailor-made support for schools
  • Teaching ideas
  • E-bulletins on global issues, local and national school news and new resources.


Highland One World is funded by the Scottish Government, the Department of International Development and the European Union, with considerable in-kind support from Highland Council.

Professional Membership

Highland One World is a member of the International Development Association of Scotland (IDEAS). IDEAS is the umbrella under which global learning centres such as HOW work. In all there are about 40 members of IDEAS, the rest being agencies such as Oxfam, Christian Aid and SCIAF.


Highland One World Global Learning Centre was established in 1992 and is a registered Scottish charity (no SC020773). HOW promotes action for sustainability and social justice and is committed to helping teachers develop young people as global citizens.


Global Learning Coordinator – Catriona Willis

Global Learning Officers – Rachel Avery and Bill Miller

Administrative Assistants – Steven Ferguson and Angela Higgins

Management Committee

Membership to the management committee is open to those with a professional or personal interest in our work.

  • Chair – Martyn Crawshaw 
  • Treasurer – Janis Keast
  • Secretary – Alice Clifford
  • HR Advisor – Mary Patience
  • Calum MacSween
  • John Rutter
  • Audrey Kellacher
  • Duncan Mackay
  • Jill Kent
  • Craig Lowther


If you would like to get more involved with our organisation, why not join us as a friend?

Membership is free and will allow you to keep up-to-date with what's happening, be invited to attend our meetings and give you the chance to volunteer your time/skills/knowledge.  Please complete this form and one of the Management Committee will be in touch with you.

Read our latest annual review or see HOW's Mission, Vision and Values here.


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