Having things to do

Everyone who lives in Tigh a Chomainn goes out to work or College.
This will be planned with you before you come to live with us.
There will, of course, be on-going support for you, should you need it, at work or College whilst you live in Tigh a Chomainn.

But there are many other things that you can do in and around Tigh a Chomainn in your free time.
You can chose what you would like to do in the evenings or weekends and we will support you in this.

Tigh a Chomainn is situated in Peterculter which is a village on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The city centre is only a bus ride away.
‘Culter’ has a number of friendly little shops, cafes and pubs, a local library for quieter moments –and a Sports Centre for when you are feeling active.

There is the Village Hall where the Christmas Panto is held each year and you might wish to join the fun there.
Every year there is Culter Gala in which the whole village joins.

If you prefer the busy life of a city there is a bus stop close by and regular buses to and from Aberdeen

In Aberdeen there are shops and cinemas, theatres, music venues and sports centres.
You could always watch The Dons play footie.

There are beautiful parks in the city like Duthie with its Winter Gardens Glass House and Aberdeen Beach for long walks, watching the sea, birds, seaside snacks and the funfair.
Aberdeen has good bus and rail links and an airport if you want to visit friends or family further afield.

If you enjoy the countryside there are buses in the other direction from Culter to Royal Deeside where there are mountains and rivers and castles.
Plenty of space and opportunity for walks, relaxation or an energetic bike ride

In Tigh a Chomainn we have a rich social and cultural life at home too.

Birthdays are important and always a good reason to have a party.

Celebrating the Festivals is important to us. An explanation of the Festivals and what we do to celebrate them is in the Appendix (see Appendix 2). We sometimes join our friends in Newton Dee or the Camphill School for the festivals or other social or cultural occasions such as plays or concerts. We decide together in our weekly House Meeting how we will celebrate any forthcoming event.

Your family and friends are welcome to visit and we would also encourage you, if you wish, to visit them. We believe that making and keeping friends is important.
You will probably make new friends at work, college or through social events.