About

This co-operative is currently home to 22 adults and 4 kids and is now well into its fifth decade. We live in and around a huge Victorian main house, with its walled garden, stables and cottages, surrounded by 135 acres of beautiful woods, pastures and marshland which stretch to a loch in the north. Living spaces use wood for heating and cooking. A hydro supplies much of our electricity.

During the summer months we host a varied programme of events (music, dance, self-help, creative, gay, etc.), called the People Centre, which brings up to 70 extra people a week. We grow as much fruit and vegetables as we can, keep cows, pigs, hens and bees, and do most of our own maintenance.

Issues that affect everybody come to a weekly co-op meeting in which decisions are made by consensus. Co-operation is our common ideology; under that umbrella we lean this way and that, are generally better at dealing with tomorrow than next year, are supportive of each other as individuals as well as co-op members... and we try to have a good time!

Contact

There are two ways of visiting us. You can come on a Maintenance Week, (there are only three per year, so book early to avoid disappointment), or you can book on a People Centre event during 2020.

Information and booking on either is via the newsletter - please subscribe to our mailing list below if you would like a digital copy.

For inquiries please email visitlh@gmail.com

Covid-19 update...

We are very sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel the entire 2020 season at Laurieston Hall. It has become clear to us that our accomodation arrangements do not easily adapt to social distancing. That, as well as the continuing uncertainty about the length of the lockdown has sadly brought us to this point. We will miss seeing you all and hope that everyone stays safe and well in these difficult times.
Love from us all here at Laurieston Hall.

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