Visiting

Reskinning the polytunnelHow to get to us

Public Transport
Please check before you travel, eg with Traveline Scotland.
There are 3 sensible options:
1. From Glasgow take the X74 Stagecoach bus from Glasgow Buchannan St Bus Station. Disembark at Lesmahagow (the bus goes to Dumfries).
You can take you bike on the bus and cycle the final 2.5 miles, or pickups from Talamh may be available if you check ahead (call or email to arrange).
2. Take the train to Hamilton from Glasgow Central (lower level), or take the X1 bus from Buchanan Street bus station. From Hamilton bus station, stance 10, take either the X50 and get off at Cairnhouses (sadly this service is now very limited) OR
3. Take the 253 service which departs from stance 10 every half hour. Take this bus to the very last stop, destination of Coalburn, and continue by foot along this road for approximately 2 miles/3 km. Talamh is the very last house on the right before the road joins the dual carriageway.

Cycling
There is a long distance cycle path running parallel to the M74, (Sustrans route N74.) which runs along the edge of Talamh. Look out for the brightly painted Sustrans route marker next to the bus stop.

Hitch-hiking
Happenden Services (also called Cairn Lodge) is the nearest service station accessible from both the M74 and the B7078, near the Coalburn turn-off.

Driving
Take the M74, exit at junction 12 Northbound, or junction 11 Southbound. Follow signs for Coalburn.After turning off the dual carriageway (B7078) Talamh is the first house on the left after about 100 yards/metres.

If you want to stay with us

By arrangement, visitors are welcome to visit for as little as an afternoon or for up to two weeks.

Accommodation can be provided through Talamh Housing Co-op, and volunteers at Talamh Life Centre are welcomed guests at the co-op. There is a suggested donation of £3.50 per day to cover food, and extra donations are welcomed!

Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow slip. Accommodation is basic and limited and may be shared during a working week. Please contact us in advance whenever you visit to ensure someone is available to show you around, and if you are staying with the housing co-op it will allow them to book you a space.

Please bring suitable warm clothing, waterproofs, sturdy footwear and a torch.

For your own safety, signs indicate which areas are not open to volunteers, such as the workshop.

If you have an illness or disability let us know, (preferably in advance) so that we can arrange volunteer work for the day that is accessible to you.

If you bring children, as we currently have no qualified childminder, you are responsible for their safety so please keep a track of where they are and what they are up to.

We prefer that you do not bring a dog. If you need to, please phone us in advance to check that it is ok. If you do bring a dog, please stay with it at all times, keep it on a lead if necessary (to protect the wildlife here and our own chickens) and clear up after your dog.