The Wordsmithcrafts Workshop

The workshop is the physical hub of Wordsmithcrafts. It is a base of operations and a community resource.

Regular Activities.

Mediaeval Craft Club

Every Tuesday evening During Dumfries and Galloway School term time a craft club meets in the workshop.

We meet between 7 and 9pm. This is a chance to work on your one projects - or join in with a goup project like building a lonship lantern for the Burns homecoming carnival in 2014!

Your first visit is completely free, so you can meet people and get to know them and the workshop.

mediæval craft club

Regular activities

Galloway Longfhada Vikings. The South west Scotland branch of "The Vikings" use the workshop to train in on Monday evenings

Craft Workshop sessions

Learn how to make something!

Blacksmithing introduction, a silver ring, Trichinopoly or buy a workshop as a gift for someone. Get in touch for more details. General terms and cost are here

Occasionally the workshop will be opened for groups of people to travel down and try some things out. These are called "White Hot" events.

Past White Hot events can be browsed here.

A guide to current prices for D.I.Y. projects is HERE

Cluaran - Schools living history project The Cluaran boat on show

A boat project to explore the links between Scotland and Norway. Volunteers, supported by professional artists and historical interpreters, use Ness Yole to help primary school pupils encounter the shared boat building traditions of Scotland and Norway. We also take the boat to youth and community events.


Resident Artists

Clarice Milligan

Simon Lidwell



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