The Findhorn Community

Findhorn means many things to many people. Findhorn is a village and a port, an ecovillage and a community revolving around healing and spirituality. All are situated on the south shores of the Moray Firth, about twenty miles north-east of Inverness in Scotland. The ecovillage is just half a mile or so south of the village of Findhorn, and is the home of the Findhorn Foundation.

Findhorn Foundation

The Findhorn Foundation grew out of the Findhorn Trust, which itself was the creation of a small group of people in the 1940’s. Eileen and Peter Caddy, and Dorothy McClean were the prime movers behind the original movement, but other healers and teachers soon joined them. Today, Findhorn is an internationally famous centre for healing and spirituality, attracting healers, teachers and followers from all over the world.

Findhorn Ecovillage

Findhorn Ecovillage is a community which follows sustainability as a guiding principle. All buildings have to subscribe to its own building code, which goes far beyond UK building regulations in sustainability. Food production and energy generation also follow sustainable principles, to the extent that some studies have found that the Ecovillage has the lowest ‘ecological footprint’ of any community so far assessed in the industrialised world.