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WoodWorks Enterprise Taster Weekend – Green Wood Working

WoodWorks Enterprise Taster Weekend

– Green Wood Working

Sat, 21 Oct 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 17:30

Are you 18 – 24 years old, interested in setting up a woodland enterprise or developing your crafting skills with a view to selling your hand made products?


Then, why not join us for this free taster weekend to try out new skills and think business!

You will have the chance to try different traditional crafts and technical woodworking skills under the guidance of passionate experts.

The weekends also include an introduction to the innovative WoodWorks Enterprise programme and what it has to offer including free; training, mentorship, business advice and support in the form of tools and shared workshop space.

Buying a ticket here books you onto the Green Wood Working Session with Jim Thomson – if green wood working isn’t for you, check out the other fantastic sessions that are running over the same weekend bookable at

Wood Turning with Leo Norris

Basket Weaving with Jan Hendry

In preparation for this workshop we will need to fit you with a face mask that is used when you are sanding wood. You will be able to keep your personal mask for the workshop and future use free of charge. We will be fitting the face masks on either the 18th or 19th of October sometime between 4 and 6pm at a time that we hope will suit you. You will be contacted after booking to arrange this.

The weekend programme:

Saturday: 9.30am for a 10am start

– Introduction to WoodWorks Enterprise programme

– Full day practical hands on classes with your chosen crafts person

Finishing day one about 5pm

Sunday: 10am – Arrival

– Full day practical hands on classes with your chosen crafts person

– Gather together and sharing session

– More informaiton and the details on how to apply to the WoodWorks Enterprise programme

Finishing up for 5.30pm

What to bring with you:

– Sturdy footwear and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty

– Note pad and pen

– Camera (if you have one)

– Water bottle

– Packed lunch and snack for each day

– This is a non-residential two day taster weekend

At this session you will be working with Jim Thomson a very talented craftsman and designer based in Perthshire. You will have the opportunity to try a number of techniques using green woodworking methods and green woodworking tools. Here you will learn how to make tools and then use those tools to create Christmas gifts and decorations.

What you will learn:

Based at the Woodland Hub you will have an opportunity to try a wide range of techniques that are important to anyone thinking of working in this craft. Advice on how to promote and sell your craft pieces will also be available.

What you will make:

During Jim’s course you will have the opportunity to make;

– Fan Birds

– Small reindeer figures

– Leg reindeer


By Car:
We are 10 miles off the M90 between Perth and Edinburgh. Travelling south take Exit 9, and follow signs for Glenfarg and Gateside to join A91. Before you get to the village of Falkland, turn right at the sign for Pillars of Hercules. Continue for 1/2 mile, and take the first left the Woodland Hub is then accessed via the second track on the left. Please park in front of the building.

Type KY15 7AE into Google maps and it should direct you right here.

By Bus:

There is a bus stop at end of the road next to Pillars of Hercules, walk past Pillars continuing up the road for 1/2 a mile, take the first left, the Woodland Hub is then accessed via the second track on the left. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

By Train:

The nearest train stations are Ladybank and Markinch. Check Traveline Scotland for further details. There are connecting buses from Ladybank to Pillars of Hercules. For Markinch, you will need to get a bus to Glenrothes then out to Pillars of Hercules. There are also local taxis.

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Telephone: 01337 858838

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