The Permaculture Scotland Gathering 2020 Logistics

Permaculture Scotland Gathering 2020

 

Due to Covid-19, we are sorry to have to say that the Permaculture Scotland 2020 gathering is postponed until further notice.

We are monitoring the situation closely and are looking forward to hosting the gathering in Findhorn as and when it is safe to do so. This may either be September 2020, or June 2021, we are still unable to say.

 
All ticket sales are currently suspended. If you have purchased a ticket, it will still be valid for the event when it takes place. If you wish to cancel your ticket, you will get a full refund minus a small banking fee (which we have already incurred). To cancel please email: psgathering@permaculture.org.uk

 

Until we can see each other in person again, we are looking into hosting online events, webinars and gatherings - stay tuned for more information on this!

 

 

 

Findhorn HinterlandThe Scotland Permaculture Gathering 2020 is happening at the iconic Findhorn Park Ecovillage with our hosts the Findhorn Hinterland Trust.

 

Children

The Permaculture Scotland gathering is a family friendly event, so children are welcome and only pay for the cost of their food. There will be a children's space managed by a qualified children's activities leader, with lots of fun and education outdoor activities and crafts.Xylophone
 
Parents and carers will be welcome to leave children aged 4+ at the children's space while they attend workshops. The children will be engaged in lots of fun activities and allowed space for free play in the outdoor spaces provided. We ask that any parent doing so also signs up to help out in the children's area for one session. Younger children will be welcome to join in with their parent or carer.
 

 Accessibility

 We want to do all we can to can to help with mobility at the site, please contact the team if you would like to discuss your particular requirements for the festival. Registered guide dogs are welcome on site.

 

Accommodation

Wild CampingCamping:

Two nights wild and tented (not motorised, we're working on that) camping at Findhorn Hinterland is included in the ticket price. Findhorn Park has space for many tents which we expect to fill up fast, so please when booking indicate if you are intending to camp and if so, if you want a family or standard pitch so we can plan numbers. The basic wild camp pitch has access to makeshift compost toilets but no showers (book into the holiday park for that). There will also be a quiet camp site 5 minutes walk from the site. 

 

More comfortable camping and camper vans:

More comfortable camping (with showers, etc) include pitches for: tents, motorised campers, caravans, statics, etc and can be booked through the the holiday park (RV's, caravans and camping) – 5 minutes’ walk from the event site. We are not able to accommodate camper vans on site. We are investigating whether there is a nearby site for wild RV camping but it is very unlikely.

 

BnB’s and Youth Hostel.

There are several options for other paid for accommodation that need to be booked separately; best you book that accommodation early if required, as we're anticipating a record turnout. Click here for B&Bs, here for the youth hostel in Findhorn village (20 minutes' walk away from the event site) or here for a Google Maps accommodation link.

 click here for B&Bs, here for the youth hostel in Findhorn village (20 minutes' walk away from the event site) or here for a Google Maps accommodation link.

 

Food with ? Catering!

Mouth-watering meals will once again be provided...
 
For those with a weekend ticket all meals from dinner on Friday until Sunday lunch are included in the ticket price. For those with a one day ticket only lunch is provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book.
 
All the meals will be vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options available, something like the following:
  • Breakfast: Porridge, Fruit, Vegetarian Rolls, Vegan French Toast
  • Lunch: Homemade Soup, artisan breads, salads, pickles, cheeses
  • Dinner: One course delicious main meal and sides. Please bring cakes/ desserts to share!

Getting here

We strongly encourage using public transport. If driving, please consider car sharing. A Liftshare Facebook group to help you arrange it can be joined here.  There's a wealth of information here (with the Findhorn Foundation) and of course there's Google Maps here.

 

 

On foot or bicycle: Those eco-heroes who can walk or cycle here will be welcomed with a nice hot cuppa when they arrive! 

By Train:The most environmentally friendly way to travel if you cannot walk/cycle. The train station at Forres is well-connected to Inverness, and other stations all over Scotland. Train times should be announced (by Scotrail) in April. It may also save some money if you can book your ticket in advance.

By Bus: Thanks to our friends in the New Findhorn Association, Stagecoach bus times can be found here, on-demand bus services are here (Findhorn Assn info).

By Car: If you are driving, don't go alone, share your car with others! We set up a Facebook CAR SHARE GROUP to enable matching people up.  There's also a terrific pay as you go Moray Car Share service here.

Parking spaces are very limited and we encourage you to use public transport, which is also better for the envrionment and therefore helping us to reduce our climate impact. If you need to drive, let us know in advance (we will also ask closer to the event), so that we can reserve you a parking spot within the community (first come, first served). Overflow parking is up to 30 minutes' walk away. We have a few parking spaces on site for those with accessibility needs and workshop leaders bringing a lot of gear.

 

Upon arrival

Make your way to the Barrel Houses, which will be the drop off and meeting point (link on map) (TBC) where cars and shuttle bus can unload. Volunteers will meet you there and show you to the event site, and have wheelbarrows readily available for transporting luggage.

 

Volunteering

Volunteering forms the backbone of our gathering and we rely on the support of many helping hands to have a graceful event! We have a limited number of volunteer tickets - in return for a few shifts during the weekend you will get the event for free and only need to pay for your food (£28 for the weekend). Tasks include registration and info tent, sign posting, supporting meals and dishes, etc.



For more information and to apply to be a volunteer, please click here " (link to google form).

 

 

Bookings

 

For more information about the:

Main page click HERE

Programme click HERE [under construction]

Logistics click HERE

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) click HERE