Gatherings are a Scottish Neighbourhood initiative. They are primarily for the residents, students, tenants and villagers of the Camphill and Garvald communities in Scotland and for other adults with disabilities that use the day services of these communities and for the co-workers and staff who support these people to take part.
The gatherings are held twice a year and they are wonderful opportunities for people to take part in a day of various artistic and creative activities and discussion groups. It is also an opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new friends and get to know the other Camphill and Garvald communities.
The events are much appreciated and are an important part of the regional community-building activity in the Scotland region.
- Spring 2019: Newton Dee
- Autumn 2019: Corbenic
- Spring 2020: Garvald Communities (to be confirmed)
- Autumn 2020: Tiphereth (to be confirmed)
From Andrew Plant, Milltown Community
Milltown’s experience of the Autumn Gathering at Corbenic 2018:
Tony and myself spent a wonderful day at the Corbenic regional gathering at the beginning of November. We were made very welcome on arrival and enjoyed the tea and cakes offered to all the guests from other Camphill Communities.
Tony had chosen to take part in the Art group and we made masks out of empty milk bottles……ingenious! The Art room was beautiful, full of creativity.
Lunch was served in the hall and it was delicious…..soup and a large choice of cheeses that went down a treat, followed by Tony’s favourite…..apple crumble! All enjoyed with good company.
After lunch we had a chance to wander about, taking in the beauty of the surrounding area. We all went back to our chosen groups and completed our morning activities. Everyone then gathered in the hall to take part in a show that displayed what we had all been doing throughout the day. The Music group sang some delightful songs, the Poetry group had written a very moving piece and then the Art group danced to drums with our masks on.
Tony and I had a brilliant day, enjoying, not just the wonderful Art group, but also the creative and friendly atmosphere.
Co-worker at Milltown