Help build a beach hut – free workshops

Argyll and Bute Council’s Dunoon Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is working in partnership with the ‘We are building a beach hut’ project to deliver a series of free workshops.

Boat builder Ben Neville will lead the workshops taking participants through traditional construction techniques using timber and a range of tools and finishes.

During the workshop, make part of a prototype hut that will feature in an exhibition on West Bay, July 2022. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the local heritage of beach huts, West Bay and the ‘We are building a beach hut’ project.

You do not need any prior experience to take part in workshops, just a willingness to learn, ask questions and support this project. Places are free, but limited and are open to anyone over the age of 18.


Make a tool, use a tool
Dunoon Burgh Hall
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 09am - 12:45pm
Book here

Traditional Basic Joinery
Dunoon Burgh Hall
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 13:15pm - 5pm
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Boat Builder's Hut roof
Grass in front of Argyll College, West Bay
Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 10am - 6pm
Book here

Coppiced Hazel Woven Viewing panels
Morag's Pavilion, (near play park, West Bay) Victoria Parade
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10am - 2pm
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Frame the View
POP shop
Wednesday, 6 July 2022 at 10am - 6pm
Book here


Other workshops might become available, so please email if you want to be involved but can’t make any of the above times and dates.


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