Scotland Convergence June 2013: A Festival in the Year of Natural Scotland

It's over a week now since the Scotland Convergence: A Festival in the Year of Natural Scotland, but we're still buzzing after such an amazing event.

The Convergence took place over 14-16th June this year within the beautiful setting of Comrie Croft, Perthshire. Attendees were treated to two days of workshops, practical activities, kids activities, sauna, music, dance and great craic!

Lusi Alderslowe, Coordinator of the event, says: "It was a fantastic event, many times I found myself looking around at the sea of faces all deeply engaged in conversations which looked fun and interesting, feeling the buzz and enjoying the craic. I met many old friends and made new ones - permaculture people are generally very open and generous.

Whilst I was having a conversation with someone, I spotted an interesting t-shirt and was just puzzling over it when the wearer said "Would you like one? I've brought 2 so I can give one away." How could I resist an 'Urban Eco Steward' t-shirt from Pittsberg USA?

The huge number of brilliant donations to the raffle and auction were overwhelming, all demonstrating the permaculture moto of 'create your own abundance'. And there was an abundance of lovely people learning, inspiring, creating, learning, sharing, making and doing permaculture in action.

Thank you to all the many people who helped make this event amazing - The coordinators, crew, caterers, ceilidh band, staff, kids crew, programme designer, printer, workshop leaders, Comrie Croft, MC & performers on Sat night, and of course all the wonderful participants without whom it wouldn't have been the amazingly inspirational event that it was. Huge thanks to all.

We have had so much positive feedback from posts and emails coming in after the event, it's quite overwhelming and even making me wonder whether to do it again next year?"

Watch this space...