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GALGAEL

15 FAIRLEY STREET, GLASGOW, G51 2SN

About

GalGael are a working community and charity based in Glasgow, Scotland. They work together on demanding common tasks that demonstrate ways of living with more humanity in our times. The workshop is a place of living Scottish heritage- filled with old boats, beautiful carvings and skilled craftspeople. It’s a great location for our weekend courses – easily accessible and an important part of Glasgow’s history.

Getting Here

GalGael is easy to reach by road or by public transport. It’s close to Ibrox Subway stop as well as well served by buses from the city centre. It’s about 2 minutes off the M8 and has near endless on street parking.

Accomodation

We don’t organise accommodation as part of courses at GalGael, if you’d like us to give you hand with a place to stay over your weekend just get in touch.

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DRUMSYNIEBEG FARM

LOCHGOILHEAD, ARGYLL, PA24 8AN

The farm is another one of our favourites, a beautiful building nestled in the bottom of a wooded valley with a river running right past it. For the past five years, Anna and Matt have been transforming the farm into a stunning eco-friendly home. Bright open spaces, beautiful bedrooms, wood stoves and even a sauna make this a very special place inland for our less boaty workshops.

Getting Here

The farm can’t really be reached by public transport, but if you get the bus towards Cambelltown and ask to be let off at the Rest And Be Thankful we’ll come get you. For all you drivers - turn off at the Rest and, take first right and then a first left down the forest track. Go real slow down the track and eventually you’ll find the farm at the bottom of the valley!

Accommodation

This one really is a winner, we’re staying in a combination of the families guest rooms and rental space - lots of big comfy beds and a lovely open living space to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in. There are woods to walk in, a river to splash in and a sauna to relax in. If we’re lucky Matt will be producing amazing sourdough bread in the farms big range too!

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ARDTUN

BUNESSAN, ISLE OF MULL, PA67 6DH

Ardtun is the home of Wild Campers – campervan hire and conversion on the Ross of Mull. It’s a beautiful croft about a mile outside the village of Bunessan, with a purpose- built workshop space and views north towards the isle of Staffa. We launch our boats on the famously stunning Uisken beach.

The space a croft owned by Neil Harvey, who is very active in the community of Mull - he’s local fireman as well as on the board of several local community organisations.

Getting Here

Ardtun is not hard to find - take the ferry from Oban to Craignure, turn left and keep going for about 25 miles until you see a sign which says “Ardtun” off to the right. Take the Ardtun road. When you turn off drive for 1.7 miles until you see an old style red phone box on your right. You’ll then see a large green shed on your right – that’s it! If you are coming by bus get on the Iona Ferry bus at Craignure and ask to get off at Bunessan. Let us know which bus you’re on and we’ll come and meet you.

Accomodation

For all trips to Ardtun we will be camping on the croft, though we do have warm, dry and midge free space for cooking and relaxing over meals and in the evenings - more like glamping really! For an additional fee, we can arrange for more luxurious accommodation in yurts or bothies - please get in touch before booking


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IONA

IONA HOSTEL, ISLE OF IONA, PA76 6SW

The Isle of Iona is a magical place. This year we run a workshop in the barn of Iona hostel for the first time - a comfortable sanctuary on the North end of the island, with spectacular views to Staffa, the Treshnish Isles, and beyond Rum to the Black Cuillins of Skye. Iona is famously a special place, with beautiful beaches and a real vibrant community of people

Getting Here

Iona is a wee bit of a trek, but it’s really worth it. Get the ferry from Oban to Craignure, turn left and keep going! Eventually you’ll get to Fionnphort - where you’ll have to leave your car behind and walk onto the ferry, off the ferry walk north up the island and at the end of the road turn left onto the croft of Lagandorain. More Here

Accomodation

Iona Hostel describes itself as high quality budget accommodation. We’ll all be sharing two dorm rooms in the hostel with four beds in each. The rooms are nice, the beds are comfy and the common spaces are welcoming, you’ll feel right at home. We don’t have exclusive use of the hostel so you might have restrain yourself from telling other people how nice a time you are having!

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SCORAIG

THE BOAT SHED, IV23 2RE

Many people would call Scoraig remote. Technically on the mainland, but without any roads, it’s better thought of as an island, and we will access it by boat. The workshop is right on the beach: a beautiful wooden building looking over the wilds of the north of Scotland.

Getting Here

Scoraig is a fairly far away, with no roads and no regular ferry it takes a bit of planning - but that’s what we’re here for! The best way to get here is to drive to the other side of the loch, to the village of Badluarach, and then someone from the ‘island’ will come and get you in a boat. It can be done on public transport too, if you’d like to get public transport please let us know and we’ll send you good info on buses.

Accomodation

There is no hostel or hotel on Scoraig. We’ll be hosted by members of the community in their own homes, and we will eat a shared meal every day cooked for us by local people. It’s a really special way to see a totally unique place - this really is adventure!

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