What is ScotLAND ?
ScotLAND is a Scotland-wide network supporting and creating permaculture Learning And Network Demonstration (LAND) Centres. The aim of ScotLAND is to demonstrate practical examples of permaculture design in various different places, micro-climates, and cultures throughout Scotland. These include both urban and rural home gardens, community gardens, public spaces, allotments, smallholdings and farms.
These LAND Centres meet our criteria of being in Scotland and integrating permaculture. They are open to visitors and offer opportunities for learning. If a project is in the early stages of integrating permaculture they can become a LAND Learner and progress towards LAND Centre status as and when they are ready. See the guide below for details if you are interested in applying.
It's an amazing opportunity for all people who are practising permaculture in Scotland to have recognition for their great work, to link them in with similar projects, to advertise them on our website, and to attract more visitors and volunteers.
For people living in, or passing through Scotland who want to learn more about permaculture; permaculture is so much easier explained when you can see it in action, visiting ScotLAND Centres is an inspiring experience for people, projects, communities, and of course Scotland too.
How is it different to the LAND project in England?
You may already know about the Permaculture Association's LAND project in England, on which ScotLAND is based. We are adapting this model to our people and our land.
The main difference so far is that instead of having one person visiting sites, we have trained about 9 diploma holders spread around the country who will visit local projects. The system includes a board who will make final decisions and keep it on a level with other countries on the mainland (England & Wales).
Who can get involved?
Anyone who lives in Scotland and is interested in permaculture with a permaculture project. If you have a project which you would like to be either a ScotLAND Centre or a Learner please read the guide below, and if you think you are ready to apply as a Centre, please fill in the application form and send it to: [email protected]
If you have any questions please send us an email via the contact form.