Come to McCoCo 2017

Four Days !!!  From Thursday 27 April 6 pm to Monday 1 May 3 pm

Wiston Lodge

Co-Counsellors living in Scotland are delighted to offer the McCoCo 2017 residential workshop. We are offering this exciting, international, challenging, supportive, fun space from Thursday evening 27 April to Monday 1 May. This will be the 19th! McCoCo residential workshop. The Monday is a Bank Holiday for everyone in the UK.​

We have booked again the wonderful venue 25 miles from Edinburgh called Wiston Lodge. It is a magnificent 19th century Lodge house, set in its own extensive wooded grounds. The re are several spaces suitable for different kinds of workshops including a sports hall for dancing and a big room for the opening circle. For more pictures of the venue, click here.

Exciting WORKSHOPS are coming to McCoCo 2017

Since McCoCo 2010 we are inviting people to offer workshops in advance. This resulted in very exciting and well-prepared offerings and inspired even more spontaneously offered workshops!  Co-counsellors registered with CoCoInfo, the CCI Co-Counselling web site, can view which exciting workshops have been offered beforehand in 2010,   20112012, 2013 and in 2014. There you can see how much innovation and inspiration McCoCo has been offering. For McCoCo 2016 we are going to this again. To view these workshops, you need to log in!

The actual workshop program is open and will be created by McCoCo's participants at the spot. For this we organise a CoCo Open Space. Anyone can offer a co-counselling workshop or ask for a topic group, massage, meditation and indeed anything what makes your and other people's heart sing. As well as participating in workshops and support groups or simply having co-counselling sessions you can choose to enjoy dancing, chatting with people from overseas in front of a log fire, walking in the lovely grounds or in the nearby Tinto hills etc.

Click here to find out how some people experienced McCoCo.

Afterwards, the 2 May, there is the McCoCo Conference 2017 near Edinburgh! '


New to Co-Counselling?

We extend an especially warm welcome to Co-Counsellors who have recently completed Fundamentals or who have not been to an event like this before. This event provides an opportunity for you to meet Co-Counsellors from throughout Scotland and beyond. We will offer a workshop especially for first-timers at the beginning of the workshop. We encourage also the forming of buddies.

Feeling rusty...?

No problem, the only requirements for having sessions is to be able

  • to give your free, aware caring attention to your client
  • to refuse to enter into a session contract or to give a suggestion if you don't want to
  • to keep confidentiality

If you are able to do this, you will very quickly remember again what you have learnt earlier in Co-Counselling, especially when you experience the support, freedom and encouragement that McCoCo has on offer.

Scotland too far away or McCoCo difficult to travel to...?

As there are so many Co-Counsellors in Edinburgh we can possibly offer accommodation with Co-Counsellors in Edinburgh before and after McCoCo. Tick the relevant box on the booking form.


If in doubt, talk to Sheila Lochrie, 0131-557 2419 /  01479-851 308.


If you would like to talk to someone about coming or would like more information contact Sheila Lochrie on ..44 (0)131-557 2419 / 01479-851 308

We are looking forward to seeing you at McCoCo 2017,

Anne Denniss, JanPieter Hoogma and Sheila Lochrie

Event Dates
Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 18:00 to Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 - 14:55
Wiston Lodge
Millrigg Road
Wiston, nr Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01899-850 288
Lanarkshire GB

The general diet is vegetarian. However, special diet requests are often possible. You can mention your dietary requests on the (electronic) booking form. You can also contact Kate Golten.


Sleeping accommodation

At the moment we can offer camping, single sex or mixed rooms for 4-10 people, and cabins. Each cabin can have two couples. These cabins need to be booked before December 2016 otherwise we may lose this opportunity.

Contact us if you have special accommodation needs.

McCoCo will be a drug and alcohol free workshop.

Money matters
Costs of attending: 

The same prices as in 2015!

Early Bird before 1 March 2017 Prices
£125 £135
Single room In house*
Double room In house*
Cabin room couples*
Cabin room for one*
Attendance McCoCo with

Bed(&Breakfast) further afield *
* if available. 


Bursaries are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at McCoCo itself, or earlier if we know the overall financial picture.

We welcome Donations to enable other people to attend.

Payment arrangements
  • Pay from your on-line bank account to

    Sortcode:089299     Account: 65687594

  • Make a cheque payable to McCoCo

    and send it to Sheila Lochrie.

    33 Scotland Street

    Edinburgh EH3 6PY
Registration / Booking Information

Please book as early as you can! We need to know definite numbers by 1 April, otherwise we might be liable for cancelation penalties.

  • You can book here on-line! Click the 'Register' tab.. :)

    To see the Register tab and register on-line you need to be logged in.
  • Print attached Booking form and return it by post

Receipt of a £40 deposit or full payment per person, plus your printed or on-line booking form is acceptance of a booking.Please send a stamped addressed envelope (S.A.E.) if you require confirmation of receipt of your deposit. Further details including a map will be sent a fortnight before the workshop.

Cancelation refunds (less deposit) will only be considered under exceptional circumstances, and with sufficient notice. If you don't turn up, we still have to pay for your place. So you will be liable for the full amount.

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Contact Information

Booking info: Sheila Lochrie on +44 (0)131-332 4548 / +44(0)1479-851 308

Dietary requests: Kate Golten 0117 939 0310 / 079 2048 8570

JanPieter Hoogma on +44(0)78 9968 7111