From October 2021, the SSW site is being redeveloped in the first phase of an exciting capital development project. Open Access is available sporadically during this time. Courses and projects are running as normal.
If you would like to visit SSW you must contact us in advance via email or phone as the site is closed to the general public.
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main St, Lumsden, AB54 4JN
General enquiries: admin [at] ssw.org.uk
Press and media enquiries: jenny [at] ssw.org.uk
Finance enquiries: office [at] ssw.org.uk
Capital development enquiries: capital [at] ssw.org.uk
Trains: Aberdeen to Inverness line and the nearest stations are Huntly/Insch. From there take a bus or taxi to Lumsden.
Buses: Pre-book A2B dial-a-bus on 01467 535333 or Stagecoach service 231 from Huntly to Alford, stopping in Lumsden.
Car: Free parking is available
We advocate travelling by public transport where possible.
*update February 2022* – please phone or email before booking/visiting to check the latest access information as this is changing throughout our ongoing capital development project. Some usual resources and facilities are not available during this time, including the wheelchair accessible toilets and baby change facilities.
SSW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming workspace, free from physical and social barriers. Our site has a good degree of level access for wheelchair users, with wide doorways and site lines throughout the main building.
With the exception of one building, all the resources on site are wheelchair accessible. Please note there are a number of changes in levels and ground surfaces, which may make movement around the site challenging for some, including those who are visually impaired.
Our accommodation is not currently wheelchair accessible, but we can make suggestions for alternative accommodations. In our wood, metal and casting workshops we have a variety of different workstations at differing heights. Visitors with access requirements will work closely with our technicians to ensure they are set up in a comfortable and safe working environment for their specific needs.
The site can be noisy at times, with machinery operating at a loud volume. We understand this could be distressing for some and have safe, quiet spaces available if any visitor finds this overwhelming.
Our toilets have a good level of access and are wheelchair accessible.
If you have any suggestions, questions or requirements relating to access, please contact Jenny Salmean, Programme & Communications Manager and we will make every effort to support you to visit. We are also listed on Euan’s Guide.