Welcome to Permaculture ScotlandScotland Gathering 2018

The Permaculture Association's strategic network in Scotland


This is a place where people who are interested in, learning about, and practicing permaculture can learn from each other, meet, exchange views and find out what is going on. Over time we intend to build the interactive nature of this site.

Our goal is to grow the network in Scotland to be self sustaining and contribute to national health, wealth and happiness, whilst sharing what we have and what we seek with the worldwide permaculture community.


Latest News

The Permaculture Scotland gathering 2018 will be held in St Andrews, from Friday 1st of June until Sunday 3rd June. A central conference style event with fascinating speakers and an exciting program of edge events including practicals and site visits, and, of course, a ceilidh. You can buy a day conference ticket or a weekend ticket for 2 days of inspiring permaculture, campfires, music and dancing. Earlybird discounts available until the end of March!

Post date: Tue 20 Mar 2018
Scottish gathering 2018 flyer

We are excited to announce that the Permaculture Scotland gathering 2018 will be held in partnership with Transition St Andrews on Saturday 2 June in St Andrews, Fife.

Post date: Sun 14 Jan 2018

After three weeks in Glasgow under the rain, I headed towards Tombreck, my very last stop before the Scottish Permaculture Gathering (the end of my journey)!

As you may remember, my last article on the Concrete Garden, an urban permaculture project, argued for a stronger standpoint on the subject of land and public space.

Post date: Wed 06 Sep 2017

I was very excited when I arrived to Tap O’Noth Farm, in Aberdeenshire, after a short trip from the Black Isle. James Reid’s project was the first permaculture farm I was visiting. That is to say, it was the first project where food was grown using permaculture principles, not merely to meet some level of self-sufficiency but also to be sold in his community.

After some years travelling in Australia, Portugal and Scotland, James found land at the bottom of Tap O’Noth hill five years ago. He first used the land as a permaculture demonstration site, affiliating himself with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, and later with the Permaculture Association when he became a ScotLAND centre. He hosted a Permaculture Design Course, and started a bigger garden in order to feed the students.

Post date: Wed 12 Jul 2017

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, 15 September, 2018 to Friday, 28 September, 2018
Saturday, 2 June, 2018
Saturday, 26 May, 2018 to Sunday, 3 June, 2018
Friday, 4 May, 2018 to Saturday, 5 May, 2018

Upcoming Courses

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Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 to Sunday, 28 October, 2018
Thursday, 4 October, 2018 to Monday, 8 October, 2018