In-person course
in Dufftown

Cleft ash gate making with Gedwood

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Description

Set in the stunning rolling hills of Speyside at the very heart of malt whisky country in the scottish highlands. This 2 day course is suitable for both beginners and people with previous experience. Create your very own unique garden gate to take home, using only traditional hand tools and no screws, nails or glue (perish the thought!). Long before the days of sawmills, this is how traditional rustic gates were made. Cleft ash timber is far stronger and durable than saw mill planed timber, not to mention much more pleasing to the eye! An introduction to Ged - Creator and Tutor at Gedwood; If you're thinking about doing a workshop at Gedwood or buying one of our handcrafted products, we thought it might be handy for you to know a bit more about the teacher and creator! Ged has been a Countryside ranger for Moray Council for 20 years. He studied forestry at Bangor University and not surprisingly he enjoys being outdoors with nature. Ged first got into green woodworking through renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources. Ged's interests include hill walking, bird watching, yoga, conservation, environmental issues and northern soul. He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and an all round great human being!

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials along with tea and coffee are provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Covid safety measures will be in place. Plenty of places to stay in nearby villages of Dufftown, Aberlour and Craigellachie - check out the village websites.

Duration

2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker

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Ged Connell at Gedwood

with Craft Courses since 2020

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Ged first got into green woodworking through renovating his house and garden. He built his own bespoke kitchen from wood and taught himself as he went. He enjoyed it so much he decided he'd like to teach others how to craft beautiful items from natural resources. Ged's interests include hill walking, bird watching, yoga, conservation, environmental issues and northern soul. He's a very calm and encouraging teacher and an all round great human being!

Venue

2 Parkmore Distillery Cottages, , Dufftown, Moray, AB55 4DL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Overseas Holiday
  • UK Holiday
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
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