Before there was an environmental crisis, a small band of hardy pioneers were creating a carbon-neutral community in a remote part of Scotland. Peter Calder visits Findhorn.
To be honest, I had been expecting something more Earth Mother and New Age: free-range chooks and toddlers in the driveway; overall-clad figures bent over vegetables; a geodesic dome or two.
But Findhorn, the new-age community that was born before the New Age was invented, looks positively modern, like a slightly raffish conference centre or even an unplanned seaside resort. On the site, east of Inverness, there are organic gardens all right, but the buildings, including a fully equipped auditorium, are a far cry from shacks and teepees.
Longtime Findhorn resident Michael Mitton, ...
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