PDC Orkney

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

We are excited to announce a PDC with room for 24 participants in the beautiful archipelago of Orkney led by Graham Bell. A unique location, with a fascnating and often underappreciated place in Britain's cultural and historical heritage, Orkney provides the backdrop for this opportunity supported by Pebble Trust, via Permaculture Scotland's ScotLAND Project, and hosted by Stromness Community Garden. This will hopefully be the first such course of many to target social, economic and ecological regeneration in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The price of this course is on a sliding scale. The full rate, including 12 days of tuition, lunches, trips out and evening events is:

  • £300, for unwaged or irregular earners
  • £450, for regular earners on a low household income
  • £700, for those who are financially secure
  • £950, for those who are financially comfortable

Payment by instalments will be possible, as long as the full amount is paid within a month of the course ending. The most expensive ticket is essentially a 'gift ticket', as it enables more people who can afford the cheapest ticket to attend (which is essentially a bursary rate as this undercuts our 'break even point'). If you are very keen to attend the course, but find that the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch to find some alternative arrangement.

For those who need it, we have arranged for accommodation options near to the venue. August is the peak of peak season for Orkney, so we are very lucky to have this accommodation reserved for you! Please see articles linked for further information about the options available, and enquire with Rachael when you book to reserve your place.

All enquiries to Rachael Milor on PDCOrkney[at]gmail.com


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Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
077319 40001
Contact address: 
The Stromness Library, 2-12 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3AA
£300-£950, depending on income
Contact name: 
Rachael Milor
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
The course will take place in two 6-day blocks, both Monday to Saturday on a roughly 9am-5pm schedule (exact timings will change daily according to activities, ask for timetable for more info). Sunday 4 August will be an 'off day' for everyone to take some down time.
28 July 2019 to 10 August 2019
Assistant teachers include Mark Shipperlee, Caspar Lampkin, Kate Everett and Sarah Pugh, plus lots of local guest presenters.
Venue information

The indoor learning will take place predominantly at the Library. The Library is fully wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. All required facilities are on the ground floor e.g. teaching room, kitchen, toilet. Regular trips will be taken to Stromness Community Garden and other sites around Orkney, both on Mainland and other isles. Transport will be arranged.

Accommodation option linked above in list of websites.

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