Greenwood and Timber Framing Course
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay
The Scottish Crannog Centre is delighted to host a unique opportunity to learn greenwood and timber framing skills using round wood with the aim of building an ‘Iron Age’ style shelter.
The course will be lead by Mike Ellis of Helmsdale Charcoal and Coppice and held over a week from 19 to 23 February and 26 February to 2 March.
Mike has written and runs Scotland’s only nationally accredited courses on ‘Traditional Woodsman's Coppice and Greenwood Skills’ and will be teaching greenwood and timber framing skills using traditional greenwood tools. There will also be the chance to learn charcoal-making.
The Scottish Centre is an award-winning museum on the shores of Loch Tay, Highland Perthshire and features life in the Iron Age. Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland.
The authentic thatched roundhouse is built on stilts in the shallows of Loch Tay near Kenmore and was initially created as an archaeological experiment.
£200 per person to include tuition and use of traditional tools.
If you would like to attend both weeks, a £100 discount will apply.
Mike Ellis of Helmsdale Charcoal and Coppice
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, By Aberfeldy, Highland Perthshire, PH15 2HY
Local accommodation is available for up to six people sharing at The Big Shed at Tombreck, Lawers and can be arranged through the Centre. Charges are £10 per person per night.
The course will proceed with a minimum number of three and maximum number of eight people.
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