Scotland

Culdees

Forming Community

This project has been suspended, following the unexpected death of the founder whose vision it was.

What follows will give some idea of what was trying to be achieved. . . . Maybe others can gain inspiration from this to implement the vision anew.

Aim: To create a community based eco-village modelled on villages as existed 150 years ago.

Where:

- People work where they live.

- People create their jobs at home.

- Three/four generations live closely together. (a care-village within the village)

Red Macgregor Housing Co-op

Forming Community

Red Macgregor Housing Cooperative is in need of new members and anyone interested in living in an intentional community of over 50`s in the Scottish Borders should contact us.

We hope to acquire a large house with land to create a self sufficient community. The cooperative is registered as a fully mutual industrial and provident society. Therefore the property will be owned by the coop and members rent their own space from the coop.

Findhorn Foundation

The only thing that stays the same at Findhorn is change. People come here and experience inner changes, their hearts opening, their minds relaxing, their consciousness expanding. The community itself is always changing too, with new management structures, new decision-making procedures, new initiatives moving forward — all the better to reflect the deeper issues and innovative solutions for our times.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

Isle of Erraid Community

Erraid is a small Hebridean island in Scotland, in view of Iona. The island is one square mile in size and our small community lives and works on the land. We live in old light house keepers’ cottages, which we share with our guests. Life on Erraid seems pretty much like it must have been in the 1870s when the houses were established. We work in the gardens, heat the cottages and our water with woodburning stoves, bathe in peat water, drink rain water, use outdoor composting toilets and live a life very close to the elements.

community shares income to some extent community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

Woodhead Community

After over 20 successful years as a small family and land-based community, we have officially dismantled some of our communal activities. It had become too difficult to find others who wanted, and were able to find both the time and financial commitments needed to maintain the community. However, we envisage the four founders will still carry on in much the same spirit as before, sharing spiritual, political and social values. We will continue to work together one day a week, maintaining the property and socialising.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Iona Community

The lona community is a dispersed Christian community which maintains 3 residential centres on Mull and lona, as well as an office base in Glasgow. The community came into being around the rebuilding of the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey on lona during the middle of the 20th century.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Faslane Peace Camp

Faslane Peace Camp community has existed for 31 years, aiming to promote an alternative, more sustainable way of living based on nonviolence and cooperation. We welcome visitors at any time - let us know in advance if you can, but it’s not essential. We live in caravans and each donate £5/week for food and other expenses. All communal food is veggie/vegan. Dogs and children are welcome, but be aware that we are next to a busy road.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

Auchinleck Housing Co-operative

Auchinleck Housing Co-operative is a women’s co-op in the Newhaven area, on the north side of Edinburgh. We are currently 8 women - lesbian, bisexual and straight - ranging in age from 20s to 60s. We are an inclusive and trans/trans* friendly household.

The house is a three-storey Victorian semi-detached house, with front and back gardens, two living rooms and a spare bedroom for guests.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

Rubha Phoil

Ludwig Appeltans is the new custodian of Rubha Phoil.
He is opening up the land for new people to join in. More information is on the website. It will be updated here too soon.

For clarity reasons, at this stage, I, Ludwig am the sole owner of the land and the buildings.
I am making a permaculture design of the project. I intend to open up the community for people to join
- as owners of their own land and house,
- as owners of their own home
- as tenants
- as long term volunteers

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

Talamh

Talamh is Gaelic for Earth, and it’s 50 acres form a green haven just north of the Southern Uplands. The thousands of young trees planted over the past two decades are growing into woodland and the pond we created teems with life - the land here provides a mixed habitat for wildlife. Talamh is currently home to 6 adults who live in the 17th century listed farmhouse, caravans and living vehicles around the paddock. We share food and cooking, eating together in the evenings and some lunchtimes. We make cakes and jams, partly to use up the masses of homegrown fruit.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult

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