Cambo House and Estate is situated on the east coast of Fife, seven miles south of St Andrews. The present day estate, which has been in the Erskine family for 300 years, dates from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Currently run by Sir Peter and Lady Catherine Erskine, the Estate buildings include stables, carriage house, coach house, mausoleum, walled garden, dovecote, lodges and two model farms, listed by Historic Scotland.
Cambo Institute was formed in 1998 to provide learning, training and volunteering opportunities in environment, heritage, arts, culture and horticulture at Cambo. The charity is run by a board of trustees from the Fife community.
Cambo Institute provides a host of education, training and volunteering opportunities in heritage, the environment, horticulture, arts and culture. In the past few years, activities, workshops and training opportunities have been developed and expanded dramatically. Cambo Institute has had particular success in encouraging people of all ages, but particularly children and young people, to try new activities, learn skills, gain confidence and find new direction and employment.
An estimated 47,000 visitors enjoy the facilities at Cambo each year. In 2013, 136 students and volunteers gained training and work experience over 1,480 days; 224 school children took part in workshops and activities and an estimated 1,425 adults and children took part in drop-in workshops.