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Design Course at Wiston Lodge


This course has finished - for the 2013 course, go here.

We will run a full permaculture design course starting 28th-29th April 2012 with four other weekends at roughly one month intervals. 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.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar

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What will we study?

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.




We start on 26/29 April 2012 and continue with 9/10 June, 14/15 July, 29/30 September and 27/28 October.





What does it cost and how can I pay?

The price for the complete course (5 weekends) is £450, 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.

We are offering several ways to make the cost affordable and, if the fee is difficult for you to find, you are encouraged to negotiate with us.  Bursaries, in the form of work-exchange or "community trading"  may be avialable for those in financial hardship, although these will depend on the number of well-resourced people attending the course. Contact Jim.or 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.

There is more information at the Wiston Lodge website.



Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

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For further enquiries phone Jim on 01555 666114 or e-mail us.



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