ScotLAND Centres and Learners
There are many inspiring projects in Scotland where you can see permaculture in action; here is a selection. We hope to add more soon. Some you can visit, some run courses and some take volunteers. Please check first whether you need to book your visit. To add your project here please contact Finn scotlandworker [at] permaculture.org.uk Presence on the map does not imply any endorsement by Permaculture Scotland.
There are many inspiring projects in Scotland where you can see permaculture in action; here is a selection. We hope to add more soon.
Some you can visit, some run courses and some take volunteers. Please check first whether you need to book your visit. To add your project here please contact Finn scotlandworker [at] permaculture.org.uk
Presence on the map does not imply any endorsement by Permaculture Scotland.
|Ardenbrae (ScotLAND Learner)||
Ardenbrae have designed their garden as an edible garden and are retrofitting their home for energy conservation and resilience.
|Barmolloch Cottages (ScotLAND Learner)||
Sustainability within a smallholding offering horticulture, small course venue and holistic therapies.
|Barrel House Permaculture (ScotLAND Centre)||
Barrel House Permaculture is a smallholding with an abundant fruit and veg garden and pottery in the Findhorn ecovillage community in Moray, where it also serves as a classroom for many of the community's sustainability and permaculture courses.
|Black Isle Permaculture & Arts (ScotLAND Centre)||
We are Black Isle Permaculture & Arts (BIPA), an ecological household, garden and woodland on the Black Isle, 13km north of Inverness. We offer eco tourist accomodation, workshops and volunteering opportunities. The household and gardens are being transformed using Permaculture design and techniques to create a balanced ecosystem for people, plants and animals while also adapting to the unfolding climate and ecological crisis. We welcome visitors by appointment (Covid-19 dependant!). Please contact us if you’d like to visit or look on our website or Facebook page.
|Muir of Ord|
|Coig Cottage Garden (ScotLAND Centre)||
Coig Cottage Garden is a productive and attractive permaculture garden made up of useful plants including fruit, vegetable, herbs and flowers along with somewhere to sit and enjoy it.
|Argyll and Bute|
|Comrie Croft (ScotLAND Learner)||
Comrie Croft is a community of ecotourism and land-based people and enterprises set at the foot of a mountain on the edge of the southern highlands. Enterprises include: A venue for weddings and events; farmstead accommodation (74 beds); a market garden; farm shop; cafe; bike trails, hire and shop; and a camping and glamping site. Our mission is to demonstrate that with the application of permaculture principles, entrepreneurial thinking and collaboration, rural places can be vibrant healthy places for people and nature. Ultimately we want to see permaculture design principles become mainstream.
|Findhorn Food Forest (aka the Edible Woodland Garden) (ScotLAND Learner)||
A young, small food forest project intended to explore what it takes to grow food for a community. The understory fruit trees were planted in 2015.
Visiting: The garden is open to the public and you can drop by anytime you want during daylight hours and wander around. There are three information signs at the entrance that give you the basics of permaculture and an overview of the forest garden. On the back you will find information about the architecture of a forest garden, the water management system, the soil-food web.
|Forest Garden Reclamation of a degraded garden||
A rural cottage location with a stony flat garden plot borded by a steep bank.
This was the first registered LAND project through ScotLAND. We welcome visitors on open days as specified on the website or by prior arrangement otherwise.
|Garden Cottage (ScotLAND Centre)||
A twenty five year old forest garden fully equipped as a teaching space with major improvements to our household in terms of energy efficiency.
|Gartmorn Sunken Garden||
**NOTE ** This garden is no longer being maintained as a permaculture project, but is still open to visitors.
|Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative (ScotLAND Learner)||
Grass Roots Remedies Co-op is a Workers’ Co-operative based in Edinburgh, working to rekindle our rich tradition of herbal community healthcare and promote ecologically responsible herbalism.
|Kinloch Permaculture (ScotLAND Learner)||Argyll and Bute,|
|Kintyre Bioregional (ScotLAND Centre)||
Working across Kintyre to co‐create a green, flourishing local economy.
|Argyll and Bute|
To synchronise the worlds requirements up to what the earth can provide.
|Netherton Farm (ScotLAND Learner)||
|Park Road Garden (ScotLAND Centre)||
Park Road is a suburban garden farm with Bees, ducks, chickens, mini orchard, raised beds, heugle beds, “Gypsy Hens business”, wood stove, in a garden the size of a tennis court.
|Talamh Life Centre & Housing Co-operative (ScotLAND Learner)||
Ecological living community and environmental education centre.
|Tangleha Artists Collective (ScotLAND Learner)||
Tangleha Artists' Collective specialise in hosting and facilitating courses and events; we also have a large collection of perennial edible plants growing in our surrounding food forest.
|Tap o' Noth Farm (ScotLAND Centre)||
Tap o' Noth Farm is an 8 acre smallholding, demonstration site and education centre situated on the slopes of Tap o' Noth hill on the outskirts of the village of Rhynie in NE Scotland.
Read a blog post about Tap o' Noth Farm here.
|The Concrete Garden (ScotLAND Learner)||
The Concrete Garden is an urban community food growing and creative waste reduction project providing growing space, activities, and events for the people of Possilpark and the wider North Glasgow area.
Read a blog post about The Concrete Garden here.
|The Hidden Mill (ScotLAND Centre)||Balmaclellan|
|The Lions Gate (ScotLAND Learner)||
Interactive permaculture gardens and outdoor labs.
|The Permaculture Community Classroom||
A network hub and autonomous self-education group based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We help each other learn and develop people's ideas; we also hold a community library.
|Tombreck (ScotLAND Centre)||
Tombreck is a rural re-generation project, a working small-‐holding/ farm with land-based projects, and a low carbon community building with visitor facilities.
Read a blog post about Tombreck here.
|Urban Roots (ScotLAND Centre)||
Urban Roots is a community Market Garden and Education Hub, including Polmadie Plots is a 2 acre site comprising community allotments, space for growing food to sell locally and a workshop space.
|Urban Trees // Urban Druids : educational games research project||
This is a postgraduate student-led research project on educational games to support environmental citizen science projects. Within the scope of the research, two prototype mobile games were created focusing on the data collection tasks for plant phenology monitoring. Both apps have been developed for research purposes only, aiming to showcase different modes of gameplay and engagement. All data from the apps is stored locally, the apps send no information back whatsoever, and survey participation is anonymous.
Please find the invitation to participate in the research below!
|Wandershiell (ScotLAND Learner)||
Smallholding and juice business.
|West Braes Garden (ScotLAND Centre)||
West Braes is a productive family fruit and veg garden using Permaculture design principles to cope with the strong winds and low rainfall of the Scottish east coast.
|Willowburn Lea (ScotLAND Learner)||
Buildings, garden and woodland.
|Woodside Arran (ScotLAND Learner)||
Woodside Farm is a gorgeous small farm in Kildonan on the Isle of Arran. Facing directly south on a clear day we can see three beautiful islands, the Ayrshire coast, Mull of Kintyre and even Ireland. There is a mixed conifer and hardwood woodland full of bluebells and wild garlic, a large pond with adjoining streams and our developing market garden. Our aims at the farm are simple we would like to establish a diverse local food network for the Island of Arran that encompasses organic growing techniques, permaculture design principles and regenerative agricultural practises.
|Isle of Arran|