Courses

This page provides some information about co urses in growing and using willow, as well as allied subjects. For courses in willow basketry, see Scottish Basketmakers Circle.
Please check on the individual/organisation websites to see their current course and workshop listings.

INDIVIDUALS – individuals offering training in different places

ORGANISATIONS – organisations offering training at their centre

No guarantee is implied by the inclusion here as to the quality of any courses. If you have comments about anything mentioned here or know of other courses, send an email to mail@willowscotland.co.uk.


INDIVIDUALS

Alligin Willows
5 Fuaran, Torridon, Achnasheen, Wester Ross, IV22 2EZ
T: 01445 791365
E: croft7@btinternet.com
W: http://www.alligin-willows.co.uk
Living Willow sculptures, garden obelisks, hurdles, bowers, tunnels, fedges. Workshops undertaken anywhere in Scotland.

Karen Collins
Naturally Useful
T: 01309 675052
M: 07926 809 521
E: karen@naturallyuseful.co.uk
W: http://naturallyuseful.co.uk/courses/

Geoff Forrest
Lamdoughty Farm, Loch Doon, By Dalmellington, Ayrshire, KA6 7QE
T: 01292 550 935
E: mail@geoffforrest.co.uk
W: www.geoffforrest.co.uk
Courses in beginners through to advanced basket making, contemporary willow weaving, sculptures and structures. Available for individuals, groups, schools, community projects. Will travel.

Helen Jackson
Potarch
Aberdeenshire
T:  01339 884401
E: tillenteach@btinternet.com
Facebook:  Helen Jackson – Baskets
One and two day beginner basket making courses, hedgerow frame baskets, bird feeders, plant supports, willow lanterns, Christmas decorations and willow sculpture.

Anna Liebmann
E: hello@annaliebmann.net
W: http://www.annaliebmann.net
Willow coppicing and basketry courses

June McEwan
Willow Works, Crieff.  Unit 59, Lochty Industrial Estate, Perth PH1 3NP
M: 0777 187 5443
T/Fax: 01764 656347
E-mail: june@junemcewan.biz
W: https://www.facebook.com/willowworks.biz/
www.junemcewan.biz
My willow workshops include community lantern making for parades, Christmas wreaths, willow animal sculptures and garden obelisks


ORGANISATIONS

An Tobar, Tobermory Arts Centre, Isle of Mull
For booking and information contact AN TOBAR on 01688 302211 or marketing@antobar.co.uk
See also www.antobar.co.uk

Falkland Centre for Stewardship
The Stables, Falkland Estate, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7AF
T: 01337 858838
E: info@centreforstewardship.org.uk
W: www.centreforstewardship.org.uk

Peter Holmes
Rural Skills Training, Glas Eilean, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Highlands. PH36 4LL
M: 0773 421 6775
E: peterholmes.training@yahoo.com
W: www.ruralskillstraining.co.uk
I offer contracting and training in using willow to design, build and repair living willow school and community play structures and also use willow in a variety of ways for river bank stabilisation and erosion control.

West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre, Thornhill, Stirling, FK8 3QJ
T: 01786 850428
M: 07870 156502
E: kate@westmossside.com
W: www.westmossside.com
Viminalis for garden structures and living sculpture tunnel dome etc. Some mixed varieties for finer work. Limited availability Dec – March.  Workshops and courses at the West Moss-side Centre

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