When the last blacksmith/farrier retired in 1989, The Cousland Smiddy Trust was set up to save the Smiddy as one of the last still working in Scotland.
In 2001 the Smiddy complex and it's gardens were purchased by the Trust and are now open to the public regularly throughout the summer months, with group bookings welcome.
Funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland saw the restoration of the smith's cottage, and recent further development has enabled Cousland Local History Project to create a permanent space to display the history of the village, which can be traced back to the Early Bronze Age.
13 organic allotments in the grounds are let to villagers.
On Doors Open Day there will be blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day from resident smith Sean Cockburn, and there will be an opportunity to purchase items made at The Smiddy.
Teas, home baking and local produce will also be available all day.
Parking, WC, Disabled WC (some assistance may be required) Blacksmithing demonstrations, teas, home baking, produce stall.
31 Hadfast Road
0131 663 8118
For more about Cousland Heritage Hub and The Smiddy www.couslandsmiddy.co.uk