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Boatbuilding, Sailing and Stories of Iona


About the Course

We love building the Caravelle rowing boat with groups all around Scotland, but often the most interesting things about the week are what happens around the build. So in this new week, we’re leaning into that - think of this week as an experience of a lifetime!

Over a week at the beautiful hostel on Iona, we will work together to build a boat - but we will also take time off to sail a stunning traditional boat, gather to hear stories and songs of the sea told by candlelight, and walk the beaches of Iona with a local guide.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All accommodation and food is included - we are staying on the beautiful island of Iona in two shared rooms in the hostel. We also take time to sail on the stunning Birthe Marie - an old wooden boat that sails locally as well as hear stories, sing songs and have a guided walk around beautiful Iona.


Ben Wilde at Archipelago Folkschool
Isle Of Iona
Argyll and Bute
PA76 6SW
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday

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7 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Next available date

7th August 2021

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