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Margaret Colquhoun (1947-2017)


Dr. Margaret Colquhoun

Dear Friends,
A year after a serious illness was first diagnosed, Margaret Colquhoun crossed the threshold very peacefully in her home, as she had wished, at 2.20pm on Thursday 3rd August. Her final months had been generally comfortable and she received wonderful help and support from close friends, neighbours and the NHS, recently supplemented with some private care. A Christian Communty funeral service and burial took place on Sunday 13th August in the walled garden adjoining her home in Craigie Lodge.

Obituary for Margaret Colquhoun


This Spring and Summer We Have New Opportunities for People with Special Needs at Pishwanton Wood!

Sun is shining and we are offering new outdoor opportunities for people with special needs for the warmest seasons of the year.

At Pishwanton Wood we have a  wide experience in looking after people with special needs, with or without their carers.

We offer therapeutic outdoor and indoor activities in a safe, health-giving environment to people of all ages and abilities.

What can we offer?
Through a person-centred learning plan based on a wide variety of skills training opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Supervision and Training for people with behavioural support needs, additional support needs and special needs.

  • Education in Land and Craft Skills.
  • Tailor-made individual programmes
  • A quiet environment to come to peace.
  • Opportunities to practice gentle handwork.
  • A place of good social interaction in a relaxed and tranquil woodland setting.

We strive to ensure the realisation of every individuals potential as far as we are able.

Some of the jobs we do together:
  • Planting trees and caring for them.
  • Felling trees, using the timber in buildings.
  • Constructing fences and woven hedges.
  • Caring for animals.
  • Making a garden.
  • Wool spinning, dyeing, felting, knitting and weaving.
  • Harvesting and processing herbs.