As part of our way to recover from the COVID years, we have set up a Community Interest Company. 

 This company will exist to help give people access to their Heritage. Any surplus generated, after covering overheads and paying people a living wage for their work, will be used to overcome obstacles to access.

 In 2022 there will be three main projects 

Cluaran -

Living, Breathing, Heritage. Opportunities for immersive expereinces, hands on learning, and stories that tell us where we have come from. Learning about the past, to understand our present better, and dream up possible futures for ourselves and the society we live in. Schools Visits, Activities in Museums, and a camp where you can be tranported to another time for the weekend

Quartz -

A partnership with St John's church in Dumfries. This partnership is about helping people learn the skills of #SensingSpirituality. These are the senses we use to expore the reality of all the things which make humans more than just flesh and bones. Our intangible Heritage!

Wordsmithcrafts Studio -

Using the Wordsmithcrafts workshop to give people the opportunity to try heritage crafts. Also taking craft workshops to where people are, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to try them. This will continue to give people the opportunity to be inspired by their heritage, try out a hobby or perhaps test out a new career. For examples of the sorts of things this could include visit the Resources page

Why Wordsmithcrafts?

The name Wordsmithcrafts was initially chosen because the project is a fusion of wordsmithing (or applied philosophy - hammering thoughts into shape) and crafting (transforming your environment creatively).


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