Cousland Smiddy and Heritage Hub

Event
Cousland Smiddy, 31 Hadfast Road, (Off A6124, East of Dalkeith), Cousland, EH22 2NZ
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11 September 2021
Overview

11 September 2021 (10:00-16:00 hrs) Midlothian There has been a working
smiddy in Cousland since 1703. When the local blacksmith 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 its gardens were purchased
by the Trust. Doors Open Day 2021 provides an opportunity for our tenant
farrier to demonstrate the ancient craft of making horseshoes, his full-time
trade. Our now traditional lunches and teas will be available outside in the
paddock with plenty room to social distance and follow any rules which might
still be in place. Under current restrictions booking is not necessary, but
updates will be posted here should things change. Inside the cottage Heritage
Hub a new exhibition is being prepared by members of Cousland Local History
Project, and the organic allotments behind the building will be open to view.
Entry is free, but donations are especially welcome this year. Photo courtesy
of Phil Wilkinson Facilities Disabled Access Disabled WC WC Refreshments You
can also visit www.couslandsmiddy.co.uk and www.facebook.com/couslandvillage
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Building Date: 1703

Address
Cousland Smiddy, 31 Hadfast Road, (Off A6124, East of Dalkeith), Cousland, EH22 2NZ

55.9054079, -2.995926