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Scottish Basketmakers Circle
A membership organisation that exists to promote basketmaking and allied crafts – chairseating and environmental sculptures – in Scotland. This is achieved through exhibitions, courses, demonstrations, lectures, rural shows and craft fairs. The SBC meets regularly in different venues offering members the chance to get together to share skills and discuss business.
Reforesting Scotland is a networking organisation of those active in the ecological and social regeneration of Scotland.
Forest Harvest Website
A website dedicated to Scotland’s non-timber forest products (NTFPs). It is just one of Reforesting Scotland’s NTFP projects.
The Basketmakers Association
A lot of information mainly about England and willow generally.
Willow Sculpture With Patrick Dougherty – Brahan estate near Dingwall
Baskets galore in this section as well as sculpture, seating and screens.
Willow Entrance to Stewardship Festival
Lots of willow structure makers on this website – see especially Awards section
Highland 2007 – The Big Willow – The Scottish Basketmakers Circle are hosting a major international art event that will draw artists, makers and visitors to the inspiring and beautiful Brahan Estate, near Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland during 2006 and 2007
CRAFTS (for basketmakers, see SBC above)
Art and Craft Southwest Scotland – artists’ prints, arts news, ceramics, classes, exhibition listings, footwear, glass, jewellery, paintings, paper, permanent collection, photography, print studio, regional galleries, sculpture, shop, textiles, willow, wood.
Wanda Bennett – May 2002. Living Willow Dome and Tunnel Complex.
Whithorn Primary Schools, Dumfries and Galloway.
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Jane Wilkinson, 27 Glenwood Road, Cabbagehall, Leslie, KY15 7RJ
Tel: 01592 743502 Willow structures
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Rachel Bower 2 Dameye Cottage, Rosewell Road, Maryton, Kirriemuir, DD8 5PR Tel: 01575 572857 Willow structures
Useful non-willow websites
Directory of Scottish firewood suppliers and more information about woodstoves and firewood.
Directory of local native tree nurseries in Scotland
The Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers. Over 30 local sawmills selling sawn homegrown hardwoods and premium softwoods. Includes a directory of sawmills and their products, information about Scottish trees and woods and examples of wood use in buildings.
The Scottish Wild Harvests Association unites people who are passionate about, and respect, Scotland’s wild resources. The wealth of the wild provides foraged food, hedgerow baskets, country wines, wildflower seeds, essences, extracts, and wood products that support the lives and livelihoods of our members.
This website is dedicated to Scotland’s wild and woodland products. Includes directories of useful species and the products made from them; the businesses which make use of Scotland’s wild resources; and the projects which are developing and protecting the potential of wild harvests in Scotland. There is also information on the types of woodland you will find in Scotland, on legal and sustainability issues, and much more.
The Scottish Working Woods label distinguishes and guarantees:
– woodland products made in Scotland
– by businesses based in Scotland
– from woodland materials harvested from Scottish trees and woodlands
Includes a directory of businesses licensed to use the label.
www.highlandenvironment.org.ukFull of information about actions, places and resources in the Scottish Highlands. Includes a useful Environmental Directory.