Kilgour House, The Falkland Estate is the home of the School of Creative Shamanism.
Kilgour means ‘wooded hill’.
The house and its gardens are on the site of an ancient chapel and burial ground. The font of the original chapel stands right next to the medicine wheel in the walled garden. The monks from Lindores and Balmerino Abbeys were brought here for burial, after their coffins rested at 'The Pillars’ a mile away. This acted like a chapel of rest before the final procession. The Pillars are now The Pillars of Hercules organic cafe, shop and camp site which is conveniently placed for teas, cakes and accommodation for clients and course participants!
So the site has an ancient connection with Transition and the Mysteries. When we have journeyed for information about the origins of this place many priestesses, priests and medicine people have come through with lots of information about the soul purpose of this place. It seems we are running the school and other projects here in line with what they speak about!
Falkland is on amazing land. Its name means ‘The Hidden Place’ and it is such a natural place for shamanic healing and exploration.
Kilgour House is residential so it is not open for visitors. But if you would like to meet with me to discuss courses, I have meeting times at The Pillars of Hercules cafe available on appointment on a Wednesday. You can get a feel of the area and you are welcome to walk around the estate and see where Kilgour House is positioned.
The residents of Kilgour are: Maggie, Dave and their son Andrew, his partner Chase and son Ruben. Andrew is a brilliant chef and mycelia expert and cooks the scrumptious food for the courses. Maggie is a yoga teacher and also holds classes and retreats at Kilgour House. Dave is a gifted wood worker and you will pass his Holly Tree workshop on the way to the Shamanic school. You are welcome to call in. Kilgour House is a retreat centre and treatment space for various events and a few other workshops and projects run alongside the shamanic school.
To get to the venue
By train: Take the train to Ladybank Train Station. You can take a local taxi to the venue from there or take the number 66/67 Stagecoach Fife service from Glenrothes to Cupar which stops at Falkland New Road. Travelling via bus from Ladybank Train Station please check online in advance for latest bus routes and times.
The following Stagecoach Fife services stop at Falkland 35 - Cupar - Newburgh - Perth 36 - Glenrothes - Auchtermuchty - Newburgh/Strathminglo - Perth 36B - Glenrothes - Auchtermuchty - Kinross 66/67 - Glenrothes - Ladybank - Cupar
By bike: Both National Cycle Route 1 and Regional Route 63 pass by Falkland.
By road: A912, 10 miles from M90, Junction 8
- map of fife
- Airport shuttle
- Airport bus to Fife
- Transport to Pillars, Falkland
- Car hire from edinburgh airport