Gathering 2017 - A Celebration of Green Living

This year's gathering will be at ScotLAND Centre The Hidden Mill in Dumfries & Galloway, from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July.

There will be lots of talks, demonstrations and workshops focusing on positive solutions. There will be music, dancing, fire-gazing, and feasting for all. Children will be whisked away with inspiring, fun and educational outdoor activities.

Online bookings have now closed, tickets will be available on the door. If you are planning to come do read our welcome email here

Who is it for?

The Permaculture Scotland Gathering is a family friendly celebration of green living, if you are interested in any of these things it is for you:

Permaculture Green Building Traditional Crafts Nature Stewardship Outdoor Learning
Transition Self-sufficiency Nature Connection Sustainable Living Foraging




We have designed our programme of workshops around Holmgren's 7 domains of permaculture action. For descriptions of all confirmed workshops visit this page, for the workshop and entertainment programme visit this page. Here is a taste of what will be on offer:



  • Love your weeds
  • Engaging Children in permaculture
  • Horses in Harness
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Scything
  • Willow weaving
  • Pedal powered machines
  • Sociocracy permaculture and changing the world together!






The Permaculture Scotland gathering is a family friendly event and we already have plenty of children booked to attend. There will be a childrens' space run by experienced Forest School leaders, with lots of fun and education outdoor activities and crafts. A yurt in the childrens area will be a comfortable space for parents/carers and younger children to spend time.

Parents and carers will be welcome to leave children 4 and over at the childrens' space whilc they attend workshops, we ask that any parent doing so also signs up to help out in the children's area for one session, younger shildren will be welcome to join in with their parent or carer.



Camping on-site is included in the ticket price, for details of alternative options visit this page.



All meals are included in the ticket price (from tea on Friday to breakfast on sunday) and will be provided by the excellent Fallain Food. Please do bring cake and other puddings to share!


Evening Entertainment

As if the workshops,food and networking will not be enough entertainment, we have lined up some mighty fine, evening musical performances.

On our pedal powered stage we are happy to announce the fantabulous 'Samson Sounds' who will play their sweetest afro dub tunes and help us celebrate our Gathering AND The Hoolits brewed up with members of various Scottish bands from past and present, The Hoolits have been aptly described by the music press "If you've ever attempted a drunken ceildh dance to the likes of The Men They Could'nt Hang or the Pogues then the Hoolits should stimulate the same desire".

There will also be a bar onsite, hopfully stocked with interesting local Ales!


Getting There

Parking on site is limited and there will be a charge, for this reason and for Earth care, we strongly encourage you to use public transport. Visit this page for more info.

Arrivals and tent pitching from 12pm on friday, depart from 4pm on sunday. For More details of the program for the weekend Visit this page. For the workshop and entertainment programme visit this page.



If you wish to bring your dog to the gathering please click here.


Ticket Prices 

Good wage / Organisation £ 120.00
Full price        £ 95.00
Concession (household income <£12k) £ 75.00
Unwaged/ workshop leader  £ 55.00
Local ticket (DG7 postcode)     £ 55.00
Child - food costs only     
Under 5 years   £ 0.00
5-11 years      £ 15.00
12 - 18 years   £ 30.00
Transport (mini bus)  
From Ayr station - return fare £ 10.00
From Castle Douglas - return fare £ 5.00
Parking Ticket           £ 10.00