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Master Builders

Selected dates from Saturday 25 January 2020 to Saturday 28 November 2020

Engine Shed

Family friendly
Least technical
A child smiling, holding up a little green booklet

Become an Engine Shed Master Builder! For the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, roll up your sleeves and get hands-on with traditional boat-building skills.

Build on your knowledge and come back each month to learn about a different traditional boatbuilding skill.

In our January session, have a go at traditional signwriting techniques with professional signwriter Ross Hastie

Signwriting has been giving character and flourish to Scotland's shops and buildings for centuries. At this session, take inspiration from ships with their names beautifully hand-painted on their outsides.

As well as trying your hand at this skill, you'll get to see Ross in action as he gives signwriting demonstrations.

Don't forget to pick up your Master Builder Log Book and to collect a stamp each time you visit to become an Engine Shed Master Builder!

Master Builders take place on the fourth Saturday of the month (Stirling term time only).

Additional information

This activity may get messy. Please wear appropriate clothing. We provide the appropriate personal protective equipment for all of our activities (for example masks, safety glasses and gloves).

Please note

Activities suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.


During the course of public events we may take photographs for use on our website or other promotional material. This would be done under the lawful basis of legitimate interests. 

For any photographs of individual children we will ask for your consent. If you have any questions about this please speak to the photographer, or see our privacy notice.

You can also contact our Data Protection at

Select from 7 available dates until Sat 28 Nov 2020

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)