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Connecting people with craft



Archipelago Folkschool is a collaborative social enterprise that connects people with craft. We run short courses in beautiful places as well as getting involved in all sorts of things. Scroll down to see our craft courses for 2019, follow the links for more information.

If you want to chat to us about whether one of our courses is right for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Start the year with Craft

Weekend Courses



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We start the year with a range of weekend course based in Glasgow. These wee introductions to craft skills are all based at the GalGael Workshop in Glasgow's Southside or at Druimsyniebeg Farm a hour outside Glasgow. For more details click on through to the right.


Boatbuilding and Blacksmithing residential courses

Week Long Courses

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Week long Courses

This is the heart of what we do. Week long craft based adventures around Scotland. We're offering range of different courses with different levels of luxury and technical skills. All of these weeks are social and friendly, we work and eat together for a week and many make life long friends over the time.

At the heart of our work is crafting and building wooden boats - we work with mixed techniques to produce boats that echo traditions yet function well in the modern world. This year we’re also branching out to the craft of blacksmithing with a wonderful week in Argyll.

Accommodation varies depending on location - at Drumsyniebeg we stay in the farm house, at Ardtun we are camping, on Iona we're in the hostel, on Scoraig we are hosted by local people. The prices reflect the level of luxury! All of our locations are carefully chosen, they are all beautiful unique spaces where the environment is part of the week.

For more information about our courses please click the course that interests you on the right. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

It’s been the most amazing experience, one of the best things I’ve ever done in my whole life
— Attendee - May 2018
I really enjoyed the whole experience. There was an excellent mix of practical work and social time. The sense of achievement as the week progressed was amazing!
— Attendee - July 2018