We are delighted to invite you to the region of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland, home to the UK's first Dark Sky Park in the UK and offering some of the darkest skies in Europe.  The combination of hills, coast, lochs and forest makes it a first class destination for those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities.


It is the same natural appeal which has attracted world-class events including the Tour of Britain, the RAC Rally and the World Gold Panning Championships.  We are looking forward to welcome our colleagues from the UK and across the globe to come together to discuss the latest research and practices pertaining to adventure tourism, to what is a very accessible and unspoilt part of Scotland but what is for many unexplored.


The seventh International Adventure Conference will follow our previous events in Scotland, Norway, England, Ireland and Spain, which have attracted a truly worldwide audience - from a range of different specialisms - with participants from 30+ countries in attendance over the years. 

We aim to bring together leading academics, industry practitioners and educators in the fabulous setting of Lagan Outdoor Activity Centre, overlooking the Solway coast, to learn about and debate burning issues in nature-based and adventure tourism, outdoor recreation and outdoor learning.


​We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 conference, to experience one of Scotland's many hidden gems, breathe the fresh sea air and feel the peace of the hills and forests of Galloway, as well as exploring the many castles and historic buildings in the local towns of Gatehouse of Fleet; the artist town of Kirkcudbright; the historic Isle of Whithorn; the food town of Catsle Douglas; and Dumfries, the resting place of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.


Ceud Mìle Fàilte - a thousand welcomes!


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IAC 2019 Hosts:

Laggan Outdoor

Gatehouse of Fleet

Castle Douglas