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Design Course at Wiston Lodge - summer 2014

This full permaculture design course started on 12th April 2014 but it is not too late to join in on 7th/8th June 2014. Take yourself away to the tranquility of Wiston Lodge, and relax in the company of like-minded people with a practical approach to the future.

This course is accredited internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute. The course will be led by Angus Soutar


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What will we study?

The aim of the course is to give you a comprehensive grounding in the art of permaculture design, as a foundation for future practice at home or at work. You can read more about the course content or go directly to the detailed programme.


Who will be there?

The course is open to all - you can read more about people who will benefit from the course and see some of the comments from previous participants on our courses. Angus Soutar will lead us through the course, assisted by an experienced team from the Northern School. If you complete the course, you will be awarded the internationally-recognised permaculture design certificate.




We start on 12/13 April 2014 and continue on 7/8 June, 12/13 July, 30/31 August and 27/28 September






What does it cost and how can I pay?

The price for the complete course (5 weekends) is £500, if paid in full in advance. This includes meals in the house and accommodation in shared eco-cabins in a quiet part of the extensive grounds around the Lodge. Other options for accommodation are available - we will publish details soon.

Bursaries towards the fees may be available in the form of work-exchange or "community trading". These will depend on the number of well-resourced people attending the course. You are encouraged to negotiate with us. Contact Angus to discuss.



Wiston Lodge is a former Victorian Hunting Lodge built in the 1850s. It is located near Lanark in Scotland, an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and slightly over an hour's drive from Carlisle, just 10 minutes from the M74 (J13). Yet the house and grounds offer a remote rural experience, far from any shops and other distractions.

There are open fires to sit round, and a large games hall. Outside, the 52-acre estate is a rich mixture of woodlands, gardens and a campsite.


Wiston Lodge is at the foot of Tinto, a landmmark in Scotland's southern uplands and very popular with walkers,  hill-runners and other outdoor enthusiasts.


Read more about Wiston Lodge and get directions



Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

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