The Compass Project

The Compass Project

The Camphill Wellbeing Trust are excited to announce the launch of COMPASS, a new project to transform the former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

The site on Craigton Road, Cults, Aberdeen is owned by Camphill Estates and has been unoccupied since the closure of the Waldorf School in 2014. Keen not to lose the potential of this naturally beautiful & historic site, CWT are taking it on to host COMPASS, with plans to create inclusive spaces that serve and engage the local and wider community of Aberdeen City & Shire.

Project updates and information on volunteer days can be found using these links:

January 2021              February 2021          March 2021       April 2021

May 2021                     June 2021                  August 2021      September 2021

October 2021              November 2021        December 2021

This is also available to download from the Compass webpage:

The Project is keen to encourage volunteers to help with work on the site - the latest volunteer days can be seen in the most recent Project Update.

COMPASS is envisaged as a place where the ethos and practices successfully pioneered for those with learning disabilities by the North-East Camphill organisations will be translated to benefit all who want to improve their health, maintain their wellbeing or explore a more sustainable lifestyle.

The project will showcase:

  • - sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others
  • - an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment
  • - sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities
  • - organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, demonstration allotments, bee hives, wild flower meadow and woodland
  • - repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability

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