Since 1944, Garvald West Linton has been a provider of residential care and creative day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Situated in beautiful surroundings in the Scottish Borders, we are based 25 miles south of Edinburgh and five miles from the village of West Linton.

At Garvald West Linton, we have created a social environment that promotes individual development and well-being. The philosophy supporting our work is based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, whose approach to human psychology and development highlights the uniqueness of each individual human, whatever their disability. He also developed particular therapeutic methods that we practice here at Garvald. The provision of creative and productive work opportunities, a rhythmical daily life and a shared cultural life are important therapeutic factors in our work.

Regardless of whether they have a learning disability, many people who come to Garvald West Linton have not only experienced growth in their self-confidence, but also have developed personally by gaining new skills.

Garvald West Linton Ltd. is a registered Scottish Charity No. SCO20909