A brief introduction to Netherton Farm, one of the newest Learners to join the ScotLAND Project. It is a smallholding owned and run by Chris Fletcher in rural Aberdeenshire.

Tue 03 Apr 2018

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!

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.

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.

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.

Wed 12 Jul 2017

This year's Gathering was a beautiful co-created event and a demonstration of some brilliant Permaculture skills and solutions. The event was attended by well over 200 people, including many locals and people who had never beed to a Gathering before. Thank you to everyone who was there and part of making it such a fantastic weekend!

Mon 10 Jul 2017

The Scottish Farm Land Trust aims to increase access to land for small-scale, ecological agriculture by purchasing land to be held in trust and rented fairly to new entrants and young people.

If there was just one thing to take away from meeting the SFLT it was this - watch this space.

Mon 26 Jun 2017

After exploring the south of Scotland, from the East side to the West, I arrived to the Black Isle, a few miles away from Inverness, in the middle of the Highlands.

There, I met my new hosts Clive and Julie, a couple from London who had decided after almost two years of wwoofing in Northern Europe and in the UK to start a permaculture project of their own.

They bought a house with about 2.5 acres of land and woodland in August 2015, and since then have been working hard, designing and gardening. They were hosting a workshop over the weekend, so we spent the first couple of days after my arrival building the structure for a big hugelbed, that would be filled by the participants with wood, compost, cardboards and leaves.

Wed 07 Jun 2017

There Permaculture Scotland Annual General Meeting will be held at 1030am on Sunday the 2nd of July

Sat 03 Jun 2017