Modern Makers is a programme run by Upland for a small group of young people from Dumfries & Galloway to work with a professional maker to learn craft skills.
During 2016 six young people worked with Sam Booth in his workshop near Castle Douglas. With over 30 years experience in interior, product and building design Sam has realised his ambition to develop beautiful, sustainable, small buildings through establishing Echo Living. For the first time the group worked collaboratively to design and build a structure which has been sited at the Crook of Baldoon, an RSPB reserve near Wigtown.
This is a clip from a forthcoming film by Colin Tennant which documents the Modern Makers process.
Modern Makers 2016 was supported by The Holywood Trust and CashBack for Communities through Creative Scotland's CashBack for Creativity Programme.