About

Cantraybridge College was established to promote the skills and talents of young people with disabilities.  For almost 20 years, the college has sought to champion the rights of young people with disabilities by creating opportunities to learn and grow, opportunities which many of their mainstream peers have access to by virtue of them not having a learning disability. 

A hybrid of care farming, social care and vocational approaches to learning and development are at the centre of our work with young people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions. 

We believe that young people with disabilities can achieve their goals and dreams and surpass the expectations of others simply by being given the chance to come to Cantraybridge. There aren’t many facilities like ours in Scotland and since our inception in 1994 we have developed our services with the support of a diverse staff team.

Cantraybridge is one of Scotland’s top facilities for people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. We received the highest possible ratings across the board in our latest Care Inspectorate Report [read it here], putting us in the top 1% of Scottish learning disability services.

We operate a 19 acre small holding from our base in Croy, in the Highlands and young people are encouraged to select for themselves the area they would most like to work in during their time at Cantraybridge.

- Growing, producing and selling woodwork crafts, agricultural and horticultural produce.
- Social enterprise activities.
- Deliver formal and informal learning, development and employability skills, including SVQ levels 1 and 2.
- Arrange and deliver work experience.
- Provide residential accommodation.
- Support young people to maintain their homes, undertake domestic chores, shopping, cooking.
- Help young people to stay connected with their families and in their communities.
- Community work.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.  Our Chairman is Campbell Mair, a long-standing and committed member of our Board who believes passionately in challenging society’s norms about what people with learning disabilities can achieve.  If you would like to contact our Board, please email directors@cantraybridge.co.uk