Looking for a workshop

Everything Mac

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Hi all,
Wasn't too sure where to post this but I'm starting to outgrow my current blacksmithing workshop in Glasgow and I'd like to move.

So I'm looking for a workshop to rent in the Glasgow/ Ayrshire area. I'd prefer something a bit rural. It needs to be a minimum double garage size, preferably bigger.

Must haves:

Dry
Secure
Access to running water within walking distance
Toilet access within walking distance.
Power
Be ok with a reasonable level of noise/ banging during 09:00-17:00 or so.

Nice to have:

Concrete floor
Three phase power
Dog friendly
Ability to run a chimney through the roof / wall.

So if you have or know anyone that might have suitable space please be in touch.


All the best
Andy
 

Everything Mac

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Andy ? is auld Ian still living ? I'm sure he said he had one in Barrhead all set up. Tam McGarvey would know.

Hi Mary. Can't say I know an Ian though I'm sure I've heard the name kicking about.

Tam doesn't work at Galgael anymore but I've got his number so can give him a call once I'm ashore. Tam is a nice chap, haven't seen or heard from him in a while.

All the best
Andy
 

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Ah, hadn't thought of that.
Ian Watt, iirc. Old blacksmith, must be in his nineties by now if he's still here. Taught at Galgael for a bit and demonstrated all over Scotland. Knew 'everybody' in blacksmithin, from N. Ireland right across Scotland and Northern England.
Used to come to demos with a trailer with a forge on it. Got it off the trailer and everything set up, then worked at it all day long. Didn't put it out when he loaded back up to go home since it was all burned down to embers. I used to think he looked like Jed Clampet driving down the motorway to Barrhead...the wind blew up the embers and he drove along with that forge billowing smoke out behind him. Weirdest damned thing on the road :D :D

Tam's sound :) and he'll know what's available I would think. Tell him I'm asking for him and his missus ?

M
 
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Ah, hadn't thought of that.
Ian Watt, iirc. Old blacksmith, must be in his nineties by now if he's still here. Taught at Galgael for a bit and demonstrated all over Scotland. Knew 'everybody' in blacksmithin, from N. Ireland right across Scotland and Northern England.
Used to come to demos with a trailer with a forge on it. Got it off the trailer and everything set up, then worked at it all day long. Didn't put it out when he loaded back up to go home since it was all burned down to embers. I used to think he looked like Jed Clampet driving down the motorway to Barrhead...the wind blew up the embers and he drove along with that forge billowing smoke out behind him. Weirdest damned thing on the road :D :D

Tam's sound :) and he'll know what's available I would think. Tell him I'm asking for him and his missus ?

M

Ah that Ian. I'm actually renting his space at Galgael at the minute. I understand he retired a few years back due to his eyesight. I'll speak to Tam and will tell him you were asking after him.
Thanks Mary.

All the best
Andy
 
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