The Georgian Forge

Iron and fire

One to one tuition from a traditional blacksmith in an amazing setting (with accommodation if needed). The Georgian Forge’s founder Darren Ainsworth is an award-winning traditional blacksmith and farrier with many years of experience in metal forging. Half day or full day workshops (or longer by negotiation) are on offer.

Darren believes in the use of conventional hand tools to craft texture and character using the crude beauty of metal, delivering products of the highest standards. He helps the enthusiastic visitor to learn something of the artisanal and inherited knowledge of using handcrafted tools, for agricultural and architectural purposes and domestic needs.

Working daily as a shoeing smith, traditional blacksmith and wheelwright, Darren has honed every facet of his craft – experience these for yourself.

The Georgian Forge

Address: The Georgian Forge, Garragh Mhor, Easdale, Oban PA34 4RF

Tel:  01852 300 513



All year round

One-to-one tuition

Cost £25/hour for tuition

Accommodation: £90 per night for 2 people in a double or £60 a single person in a double