Lochran, or “lantern on the hill,” is a house which stands by itself at the top of the community. It is home to six residents, several fab volunteers, one musical support worker, two new house co-ordinators and an affectionate but very vocal cat.

From Lochran one looks out over the farm and  workshops to the surrounding hills, over which can be seen amazing views of stars at night and many wonderful weather formations, sunrises and sunsets during the days. To the back of the house there is access to Corbenic’s Poetry Path where peaceful country walks may be taken around the perimeter of Corbenic.

Standing on its own in a quiet location, Lochran is an ideal home for those in need of a little quiet and solitude. Musical evenings around the log burner in winter and BBQ’s and picnics by the river in the summer months are examples of the many ways in which Lochran’s inhabitants form a strong social, family unit within the larger community.

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13 February 2018

Shrove Tuesday 

Alan taking full advantage of his height and the ceilings to send his pancake rocketing into the air. Hector in full swing, ready to go the distance!


It's hard not to smile at this pic of Ben and Laura having a laugh together. It's lovely to see happy interactions. 

9 Feb 2018

Corbenic's Got Talent

Some pics of the co-workers and residents from the talent show.

Alan looking very happy during one of the performances. 


Laura (left) and Fabi (right), two of the co-workers from Lochran getting into the spirit, either side of Livia from Cottage. 


Andrew Dowell with his Indian headress concentrating hard on his performance with Minsung. Hector happy to strum his guitar with the other members of his house. 


25 May 2017

Ascension Day

Lochran house tired and thirsty after climbing the hill at Castle Dow. Not a bad backdrop to enjoy a well earned rest!


9-16 April 2017

Holy Week


Hector and Andrew looking very happy as the whole of Corbenic descend upon Tentsmuir Beach on Easter Monday. 



Ben and Andrew making music on the Poetry Path walk on Good Friday.  Looks like Alan and Hwani didn't feel the cold at Tentsmuir beach on Easter Monday!


Bruce and Rachael's Farewell


The whole community gathered on Friday 31st March to bid farewell to Bruce and Rachael who had been house parents in Lochran for 18 years.  Volunteers, co-workers and staff expressed thanks for their commitment, their leadership and to wish them much happiness for the future.

They were presented with flowers, wine and a beautiful painting by artist Lindsay Plunkett. It's fare to say, a few tears were shed in honour of the wonderful work they'd both done over the years.


Under their tutelage, Andy and Lenka have taken up position as the new house parents of Lochran.  We welcome them into their new roles and wish them both much success.