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  • Do you have experience that you would like to share? 

    How about supporting the work of a small and dynamic charity providing much needed services for adults with disabilities in the local area?

    Milltown Community is looking for people who would like to join our board of trustees.This would entail getting to know Milltown Community and  attending the monthly council meetings

    Please feel free to come out for an informal visit and a chat or for more info please contact Andrew Plant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01561361349


  • Newsletter 08 March 2017


    Nissan Leaf

    Milltown Community are proud to announce the arrival of their new electric car.  After much painstaking research by Andrew Plant and an inclusive meeting - which was attended by tenants and co-workers - Milltown voted in favour of a trade in for a new Nissan Leaf.  Our Nissan is 100% electric so produces zero emissions as opposed to our thirsty diesel cars and is a pleasure to drive.  It has a good range on full charge and co-workers are learning how to drive it in an economical way, and where it can be charged up whilst out in the wider community. We have also had a dedicated charging point installed at Milltown so that we are always ready to go.  Our Nissan has proved to be a big hit with both co-workers and tenants and is now the default car for most outings.

    We feel that it has been a very good move and hope that other Camphill communities will be inspired to look into getting their own electric vehicles.


    Milltown House 06.03.17







    Newsletter 03 May 2016







    On 15th April the Day Workshop at Milltown Community held a celebration to mark its 20 anniversary. The invitation had gone out, the cakes had been baked and many old and new friends came for the day, including local Councillors and the local MP, Stuart Donaldson.




    Before the celebration cake was cut Richard Firth welcomed everyone and told the story of when the Day Workshop had first begun in 1996 with just him and Andrew Irvine. Richard spoke about the main motive behind setting up the Day Workshop – a motive that is still valid 20 years later. He said that everybody wants to feel appreciated, have a laugh and have some useful work to do that gives them a sense of achievement.


    Milltown Day Workshop has come a long way since the early days when the emphasis was on sawing firewood to keep the stove going and restoring donated hand tools for Tools for Self Reliance. Over the years there have many developments. There is now a large greenhouse, a polytunnel and cold frames for growing plants and a small shop for selling the plants, restored garden tools and wood work items. There is also a new purpose built workshop for the wood working enterprise. Among all the things they make there, the wood working group have made sets of storytelling chairs and seats for two local schools.


    There is a Community Garden with raised beds for small scale vegetable growing; willows are grown for making living willow structures, and there is a clay oven for baking pizzas and bread. There is a yurt for taking shelter in bad weather and for the occasional drumming session. Some local potters built a wood fired kiln in the Community Garden that is just beginning to come into use.


    In addition to all of this the Workshop people spend time in a neighbour’s woodland harvesting firewood for the Milltown stoves and taking part in woodcraft activities


    And, as a sign of this success, later this year there will be another celebration as the 100th Tools for Self-Reliance tool kit is completed and dispatched to Malawi for the use of men and women with disabilities.


    As Richard said in his speech, ‘provided we can stick to the values that have brought us this far I don’t think we will go too far wrong and I hope that in 20 years time someone else is here talking about the years 20 to 40.’








    Newsletter May 2015

    Hello and welcome to the May issue of Milltown day workshops newsletter this month has been a little quieter than most but we’ve still been had at work.

    We had the family day on Saturday the 30th and it went very well and was enjoyed by all.

    We also had a car boot sale that went very well and we sold £69 worth of tools.


    The woodwork shop has been hard at work most of May making art screens unfortunately we don’t have any pictures but we made 10 8ft x 6ft and 10 4ft x 6ft screens which took a lot of work.

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    Map / Location of Milltown


    You will find Milltown Community in the village of Arbuthnott on the B967 between Fordoun (A90) and Inverbervie (A92); look for the sign by the entrance to our drive.

  •  Milltown Day Workshop was set up in 1996 to provide practical work activities for local people with a range of disabilities.Currently there are seven people with a learning disability whose home is at Milltown, and a further twenty two local  work in the Day Workshop every week.     Some have a learning disability; some have had accidents or a stroke, and some have mental health issues. The Day Workshop provides opportunities for our workers to be involved in a wide range of work and skills; crafts, woodwork, gardening, animal husbandry, and refurbishing tools within a social group, giving individuals a big choice and inclusion. Second hand tools are refurbished and sent to Africa to be used by local craftsmen, many of whom have a disability.The Day Workshop is very much a part of the local community who visit in groups or individually to purchase hand-made items for sale in our shop : crazybulk avis