Buy Design Gallery is the home of The Big Tree Society and always has a great selection of Scottish grown timber products. Selling quality, real wood furniture for over 20years the Gallery supports over 100 artist, designer makers. There is an amazing selection of glass, textile, metal, ceramic as well as wood !!! Check out the website here
Wooplaw Woods near Galashiels, Scottish Borders was the first community woodlands in Great Britain. Our woodland cabin / shelter at was deliberately burnt to the ground by arsonists on October 16th 2017! It has stood for almost 25 years as a hub in the woods for all that time. It only took minutes to be turned to ashes. We are devastated !
However we are a resilient lot here at Wooplaw and have received many notices of support. As a result of the encouragement from many folks to rebuild we are drawing up a strategy that will hopefully result in an appropriate build, in an appropriate timescale that will satisfy the future need and use of such a shelter. This focus had been used and visited by '000's locals, visitors and organisations from around the world.
The Wooplaw Wardens have decided to develop a plan to design, rebuild and implement a new focus for Wooplaw and its users. We want to create new infrastructure that satisfies many needs and types of group activity. To this end I have been tasked amongst others to look at possible ways to fund this rebuild and access improvement.
For more information on the plans to rebuild, find out how you can help us do it or make contributions in other ways please go to the Wooplaw Community Woodland website
Big Tree pal Graham learnt to make drums whilst working on youth initiation projects in New Mexico. He promised to make a drum with me one day. Well he did - it only took us almost 15 years to find the time. What a brilliant day we had. Got completely lost in the process and stories. Drum has tightened up and been decorated in my totems. Thanks Graham.
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