Come to McCoCo 2020

Four Day Residential:
Thursday 30th April 5pm to Monday 4th May 3pm

Wiston Lodge

We all love coming to the beautiful venue at Wiston Lodge for this annual co-counselling residential, and we hope you’ll join us in spring next year to co-create another great experience together.

We are delighted to offer the McCoCo 2020 residential workshop. We are offering this exciting, international, supportive and beautiful space from Thursday evening 30 April to Monday 4 May. This will be the 22nd McCoCo residential workshop. The Monday is usually a Bank Holiday for everyone in the UK, although this year that's different (because of VE day celebrations).​

We have booked again the wonderful venue 45 miles south of Edinburgh called Wiston Lodge. It is a magnificent 19th century former hunting lodge, set in 52 acres of beautiful grounds, including much woodland and streams. There are several spaces suitable for different kinds of workshops including a hall for dancing and a big room for the opening circles. For more pictures of the venue, click here.

The workshop program will follow the same format as many other co-counselling residentials,: a structure will be offered within which the  participants will co-create the programme each day. Anyone can offer a co-counselling workshop or ask for a topic group, massage, music, meditation or indeed any activity that makes your 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 up the nearby Tinto hill etc.On the final evening we often have a ceilidh (informal cabaret).

Are you hesitating? New to Co-Counselling?

We extend an especially warm welcome to Co-Counsellors who have recently completed Core Training 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 the UK and beyond. We will offer a workshop at the beginning of the workshop to help eveyone settle in to the event.

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.

Staying with a co-counsellor before of after McCoCo 
We can possibly offer accommodation with Co-Counsellors in Edinburgh or the local region.



Enquiries about food, travel, booking and everything else.... please see our website

McCoCo will be a drug-free workshop. That includes alcohol, but not prescription drugs, caffeine and tobacco smoked outside the building.

We are looking forward to seeing you at McCoCo 2020

Bye for now,

 Kate, Lilian, Mick, Richard and Vicki

Event Dates
Thursday, 30 April, 2020 - 17:00 to Tuesday, 5 May, 2020 - 14:55
Wiston Lodge
Millrig Road
Wiston, nr Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01899-850 288
Lanarkshire GB
Travel Information

Despite its secluded location the venue is very straightforward to get to, whether by car or public transport.
See our website,


The general diet is vegetarian. There may be some meat and fish for people who choose. See the website for up to date info. Special diet requests maybe catered for: you can mention your dietary requests on the (electronic) booking form. You can also contact Vicki via our website.

Sleeping accommodation

The sleeping accommodation comprises rooms that will sleep 2 to 8 people, but it’s unlikely that you’d be sharing with more than 3 - 4 others.
In 2019 two rooms had 4 people in, and the rest had fewer. Double rooms are very limited and are  intended for those with special needs: please check the booking page to see if they are still available.

Book soon for the best chance of your needs being met. 

Money matters
Costs of attending: 

3 reasons to book now…

  1. You’ll secure your place…. Places are limited.
  2. You can still get the Early Bird price.
  3. You can then start looking forward to a mouth-watering experience awaiting you only 3.5 months away.


Early Bird: book by 15 Feb 2019 Prices
£195 £210
Double room In house*
See note below
Attendance McCoCo with
Bed(&Breakfast) further afield *



Important notes


The camping option and non-residential option has a limit on places: please book soon to guarantee your choice.

Double rooms

There are no dedicated double rooms available at the venue, however, we may allocate up to three of the smaller multi-bed rooms to people/couples who have some special needs. If that applies to you please let us know and we’ll consider your request. In this case please book soon. The price for this would be £205 (early bird) and £225 (full price).

Bursary requests i.e. reduced fees

We are unable to subsidise places for folks who may not afford to come to McCoCo out of our general pot: the full fees that people pay allow no surplus.
We therefore have a separate bursary fund and you may, if you wish, donate to that fund to help others come to the event. Please add the extra amount to your own fee, and let us know via the booking form on this page.

If finding the money is preventing you from booking please let us know. We may be able to help via the separate fund mentioned above.

Payment arrangements

Booking is via the website

  • Pay a £50 deposit to secure your place.
  • Pay from your on-line bank account to

    McCoCo-CCI (That's NOT McCoCo, which is the name of the previous account.)
    Sort code: 40-27-14
    Current account number 51560980

    Payment by cheque 
    Please see the wesite

Registration / Booking Information

Booking is via the website

Contact Information

Contact details are on the website.