Please email us with answers to the questions below explaining why you qualify for a reduced cost workshop. A brief explanation is fine, we don’t need any personal details and any information you provide will be held in strictest confidence.

  • Which of our courses would you like to attend? You can find a full list of available workshops on our website.
  • How would a subsidised place on a craft workshop remove financial barriers excluding you from a creative education or experience?
  • How would this opportunity advance your creative practise, or bring other benefits to your development or wellbeing?

Successful applicants will be sent a discount code that can be used to book your course online and should be applied on the checkout page. 

We have partnered with Creative Scotland to bring you a new programme of sustainability focussed workshops, inspiring the next generation of makers to consider environmental impact through making and mending. We believe that hand craft skills are a vital part of efforts to reduce our environmental impact, and our proposed programme will nurture creative learning, highlight environmental best practice, and encourage the continuation of essential hand skills.

By offering half price places on our sustainability focussed workshops we aim  to remove cost as a barrier to participation, enabling access for all to creative learning opportunities. We hope to encourage creative engagement locally and welcome participation from those who otherwise might not be able to engage with craft.

Who can apply for a subsidy? Subsidised places are intended for those on lower incomes, for whatever reason, for example

  • people in receipt of universal credit
  • young people (over 16)
  • people in low income jobs, or between jobs
  • professional or non professional artists looking to upskill
  • the list is endless

Subsidies are normally offered at 50% of the course cost, the remaining 50% must be paid upon booking to secure your place on the course. In some circumstances we might be able to reduce the cost further, please email us if you require a bigger cost reduction in order to come to a workshop. There are no restrictions on geographic location, you are welcome to apply from outside of our locality.


Our eco craft courses focus on low impact methods, up cycling, sourcing sustainable materials, and a zero waste approach to making. Learn how to weave in a fun contemporary way using alternative found materials, carve a spoon from sustainable sourced wood, up-cycle your wardrobe with sustainable sequin embellishments, or sew your won perfectly fitting clothes with no material waste! These are just a selection of the course that will be on offer in the coming year, sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know when new courses are added, including some very special collaborative workshops coming soon with our friends at Central Scotland School of Jewellery!


– Where there are more applications for subsidised places than spaces available the information you provide will be used to asses which candidates will benefit most from the placement
– CSSC will not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, gender, ability, or any other protected characteristic. All candidates shall be treated equally and assessed on the merits of their responses
– All tuition and materials required to complete the course are included, but some tutors may offer additional tools and materials for sale, these are not included
– Non-attendance at the allocated workshop forfeits the subsidised place, no alternative will be offered
– If you are unable to take up the subsidised place as offered please notify us as soon as possible so that we can re-allocate your place to another applicant. If you give us sufficient notice, and spaces are available, it may be possible to transfer your subsidised place to a different workshop

"The course was fantastic! Louise was a great tutor, very clear about everything we needed to know and do. She has an amazing passion for what she does, and I felt that transferred on to us as learners...I certainly felt it."

Spoon Carving with Louise Forbes

"Loved the topic, demonstrations, hands on skill learning, lovely products to take home. The other participants were a pleasure too!"

Eco Printing with Sarah Diver Lang

"What a special weekend that was, I really didn't want it to end! "

Art Doll Making with The Pale Rook

"I had such a great weekend. Beautiful workshop, beautiful space."

Eco Printing with Sarah Diver Lang

"The workshop was a valuable me time. A blend of being able to chat to new people, learn new skills, feast my senses on the vibrant materials. It was delivered in a comfortable light and airy space. I was made to feel very welcome and would love to do another course."

Embroidered Embellishments with Chloe Patience