Forge Club

Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing, but don’t have the kit or know-how? Do you live in Lumsden or Kildrummy? The new Forge Club at SSW is an exciting way to give blacksmithing a go in a fun, creative and friendly environment. The sessions will be led by Brian Whiteman, skilled volunteer, with the support of SSW Technicians.

Brian says, “Forge Club will be informal, open to anyone and aimed at beginners. There is no curriculum or expectation of greatness, just a chance to try forgework out yourself and see what happens!”

Forge Club will start with two ‘taster sessions’ on Wednesdays 2 & 9 June, 2021, 10am – 2pm. Following this, there will be opportunity to join the regular group for meet ups in short blocks of three weeks. The taster session and first block of sessions are free of charge, after which there will be a small charge to cover the cost of consumables.


These sessions are now fully booked. If you would like to be added to our waiting list incase any spaces open up, please do contact us on the details below.

The Forge Club is open to people who live in Lumsden and Kildrummy.

Young people between the ages of 16-18 are welcome with the consent of their parent or guardian.

Participants should bring a packed lunch.

If you are interested in coming along to one of our Taster Sessions, then please get in touch! You can phone us on 01464 861372 or email zoe@ssw.org.uk. We are anticipating demand will be high, so booking in advance is essential.

About the team

Brian Whiteman, skilled volunteer, will lead the sessions supported by SSW Technicians. After taking part in a beginner’s blacksmithing course at West Dean College in 2012, Brian caught the forging bug and has been hitting hot iron ever since!

Forge Club is made possible by Marr Area Partnership’s Supporting Communities Fund.

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