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Spiritual community Findhorn Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary

The Findhorn Foundation was started in 1962 on what was the site of a local rubbish dump.

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A world famous Moray spiritual group is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Findhorn Foundation was started in 1962 on what was the site of a local rubbish dump.

Since then it has evolved into a permanent spiritual community and eco-village with many of its beliefs and practises now part of mainstream thinking.

What started out as small beginnings, led to the formation of the foundation and a spiritual community which would affect the lives of thousands of people who live at or visit the park every year.

The aim of the community is to show how sustainable development can work, many of the dwellings are eco-houses and electricity is generated through wind turbines.

Many of the group’s early beliefs, like the concept of climate change and living with a sustainable footprint have now become mainstream but while always evolving, many of the founding principles remain.

A large number of the park's past visitors are returning this week for a programme of workshops, talks and events celebrating its 50th anniversary

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