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  • GARDEN FLOWER PLANTING
    GARDEN FLOWER PLANTING

    Local schoolchildren helped to plant flowers in the Creative Garden, decorating their own pots as they grew

  • SWAMP CREATIVE GARDEN
    SWAMP CREATIVE GARDEN

    Our gardener and a community volunteer hard at work in our community garden space

  • CREATIVE GARDEN RAISED BED
    CREATIVE GARDEN RAISED BED

    One of the raised planting beds in the SWAMP Creative Garden, decorated by children from the local community

  • RADIO SHOW RECORDING
    RADIO SHOW RECORDING

    Participants write and record their own radio advert as part of our SQA Stage 2 programme

  • PARTICIPATORY LEARNING
    PARTICIPATORY LEARNING

    A group of trainees engage in a rope game exercise, to learn about teamworking, communication and instinct

  • DANCE VIDEO RECORDING
    DANCE VIDEO RECORDING

    Media Blast participants choreographing and recording their own music and dance video

  • EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING
    EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING

    Work and employability skills training, including job searches, application form completion, interview skills

  • COMMUNITY EVENTS
    COMMUNITY EVENTS

    People from the surrounding area gather for a community Christmas event in the SWAMP garden

  • YTV FILMING ON LOCATION
    YTV FILMING ON LOCATION

    Local schoolkids conduct an interview and film it for YTV, using one of our portable green screens

  • MEDIA TRAINING
    MEDIA TRAINING

    Video editing for a group of local young people

  • ART AND DESIGN
    ART AND DESIGN

    Graphic design, PhotoShop, photo editing and media training

  • ACCREDITED TRAINING
    ACCREDITED TRAINING

    Another batch of young trainees proudly display their certificates after completing one of our SQA accredited courses

  • MEDIA BLAST BREAKDANCING
    MEDIA BLAST BREAKDANCING

    Participants in our Media Blast youth club learning how to breakdance

  • GREEN SCREEN
    GREEN SCREEN

    A groups of trainers and participants in our commercial-sized green screen

  • SWAMP NAME MURAL
    SWAMP NAME MURAL

    One of the many creative works completed in the SWAMP artroom

  • YOUTH EVENTS
    YOUTH EVENTS

    Community events with YTV, Media Blast, and in collaboration with local schools

Where you want to be, not where you have to be

 Welcome to SWAMP and our new-look website!

Established in 1996, SWAMP is a forward-thinking Community Development Trust, registered charity and SQA Approved Centre using accredited training, outreach, gardening, film, music, digital technologies and the creative arts to enable and empower social change.

 

Our redesign is still ongoing, but for now please have a look around and find out About Us, our TrainingProjects and Partners. Much more coming soon!