Traditional Scottish Hide Tanning Courses
12th-15th & 16th-18th
August 2024

This year we are running our traditional buckskin tanning course (12th-15th of August 2024) back to back with our traditional bark tanning course (16-18th).

Which can be booked separately or together for a full week long immersion into traditional Scottish hide tanning skills. (Discount on combined course bookings)

The highlights:

– Learning ancient tanning methods practiced by our ancestors in Scotland
– Producing your own beautifully tanned buckskin leather, bark tan sheepskins and bark tan salmon leather you can use to make traditional sporrans, bags, bed rolls, clothing and more…
– Learn to make your own sporran or pouches
– Crafting tools from stone and other natural materials
– Relax in our wood fired sauna surrounded by Scottish mountains and fresh mountain air
– Staying next to a Highland Loch surrounded by ancient woodland and beautiful mountains
– Evenings around the campfire
– Becoming part of a primitive skills community
– Beautiful Scottish surroundings, including woodland hikes and ancient Scottish sites such as prehistoric stone carvings, the Falls of Acharn stone circle, iron age hill forts, Creag na Cailleach (the mountain of the Cailleach where stone axes were once mined) old copper sites and the Fortingall Yew (one of the oldest trees in Britain)
These courses are suitable for beginners, advanced tanners and previous participants.

(Tickets now available for both courses)

Booking forms, ticket pricing and further info can be found at the following links:

Traditional Scottish Hide Tanning Course: Buckskin (12th- 15th August 2024)
Buckskin Course 2024 Ticket

Traditional Scottish Hide Tanning Course: Bark tanning (16-18th August 2024)
Barktan Course 2024 Ticket

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