About Us

Founded at Samhuinn in 2019, Elder & Gorse is a non-hierarchical Pagan Druid fellowship. We are focused on fostering creativity, building relationships with the land where we live, and nuturing relationships within our human and more-than-human communities. 

Elder & Gorse aims to be accessible to all those in the greater Edinburgh area who are interested in a Druid path. We aim for our membership to be as diverse and inclusive as possible. There is no monetary cost associated with membership.

There are no ranks in this group, as it is founded on the idea that ‘we are all teachers and all learners’. As the grove becomes more established it will be run collectively, with members sharing responsibility for writing and leading the seasonal rituals, as well as for organising workshops and outings.  


Our grove is not affiliated with any particular Druidic order. Some of us are members of and training with the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD) or the British Druid Order (BDO), and some are members of The Druid Network (TDN) and the Scottish Pagan Federation.

We have a sister grove called Rowan & Thorn based in Hampshire, UK.