Dance North Scotland’s office is based in the The Park Ecovillage, Finhorn, Moray, known throughout the world as a major international centre for sustainable living. The community itself is situated on a 2-mile long peninsula amongst beautiful beaches and woodland. Our activities take place at venues and locations throughout Moray, including the Universal Hall in Findhorn, with its 300-seat auditorium, dance studio, organic cafe and hot tub.
Our address is Findhorn Hive, 567 West Whins, The Park, Findhorn, Moray, IV36 3SH
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Dance North is committed to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. We encourage any visitors to use transport which has a smaller environmental impact such as trains and car-sharing where possible. We are happy to advise on convenient and lower cost travel options and assist with lift share possibilities.
In partnership with the Park Ecovillage Trust (PET) a service has been set up so residents and visitors can offset the carbon emissions created by their travelling to and from Findhorn as well as other lifestyle and business carbon emissions. Click here to find out more.
The nearest airports are Inverness (25 miles) and Aberdeen (75 miles), both of which welcome flights from the UK and Europe. Stagecoach run a direct bus service to Inverness city centre and Nairn, with connections to Forres from Tornagrain Village. We tend to use Sneckie Taxis for journeys from Inverness.
The nearest train station is 5 miles from Findhorn in the nearby town of Forres. Trains run between Inverness and Aberdeen, connecting to the wider Scottish rail network. For tickets and train times visit ScotRail or Trainline. There is a limited bus service between Forres town centre and Findhorn.
Megabus run a service to Inverness from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Stagecoach run a direct bus service between Inverness and Aberdeen via Forres. They also run a direct airport bus from Inverness airport to Inverness city centre and Nairn with connections to Forres from Tornagrain Village and Nairn. A limited bus service runs between Forres and Findhorn. The Findhorn Foundation also operates a private bus between the Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage and Cluny College, Forres.
We are about 4 hours drive north from Edinburgh or Glasgow. See web-based maps for best routes and check travel services for routes affected by inclement weather.
Follow the A96 east from Inverness and west from Aberdeen until you reach the Findhorn roundabout at Forres. Take the B9011 to Findhorn and follow the Moray Coast Trail until you reach signs to the Findhorn Foundation.
Coming from the south, take the A9 from Perth to Inverness before picking up the A96 and following the directions above (or shortcut via the A95 at Grantown-on-Spey)
Unless otherwise stated, our events are non-residential and the cost of accommodation is not included in the fee. We are however always happy to advise and help visitors choose from local B&Bs, hotels, self-catering accommodation and camping. Accommodation can be found on-site at the Findhorn Eco-Village, the coastal village of Findhorn (a 15 minute walk along the bay) and the nearby historic town of Forres (approximately 4 miles away).
To receive an approved list of bed and breakfast providers, please email info at dancenorth.scot. Alternatively, please see the useful links below:
Findhorn Bay Holiday Park (caravans, camping and eco-cabins)
Forres Community Website (general local accommodation listings)
Food and drink
Phoenix Shop and Café
Phoenix Café is a community business serving vegetarian food, a range of cakes and pastries, light lunches, barista coffee, soft drinks and a good range of herbal teas. Located in the Universal Hall the cafe is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm (October to March) and 10am to 5pm (April to September)
The Phoenix Shop is a community whole food and organic store open 9:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday and 9:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Located just inside the Findhorn Foundation, La Boheme serves fresh, organic, delicious food and drink, made with love. Sit in, take away and delivery is available.
A pop up mediterranean cafe that can be found at The Hive on Fridays and Saturdays, Cafe Medine serves healthy vegan and vegetarian mediterranean food.
Situated in Findhorn Village, the popular Bakehouse Cafe offers locally prepared, fair trade food and drinks throughout the day. The Bakehouse is open 10:00 – 16:00 daily throughout the year.
Other local food providers are also available in Findhorn Village; a Premier Stores corner shop, bakery, fish and chip shop, the Captain’s Table cafe, the Kimberley Inn, the Crown and Anchor Inn and the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club.