Talamh Life Centre manages a 50 acre site in South Lanarkshire. The centre welcomes people of all backgrounds to come and get involved, to share skills, learn new ones, and to volunteer in a relaxed environment.
Five like-minded individuals purchased Birkhill House, a 17th century farmhouse with a fifty acre estate, in 1993 to develop an ecologically focused housing and business collective they named Talamh. The initial group evolved into fully mutual housing co-operative in 1996.
While the co-operative now rents rooms and communal space to 8 members in Birkhill House, the management of the 50 acre estate was taken on by Talamh Life Centre (TLC) in January 2001.
TLC was formed with the intention of creating an educational resource by (amongst many things) managing its various wildlife habitats, improving access, developing organic gardens, and providing workshops in skills for a more ecologically sustainable future, such as woodland crafts, and renewable energy.
The centre provides a venue for other events and workshops, and has hosted many outdoor gatherings.