The coracle or Curragh is an ancient boat that dates back thousands of years in the British Isles. These coracles are based on Scottish finds, made with a sturdy woven willow frame and hardwood seat, and covered in cowhide. These are as traditional as they come, and bombproof in construction. These coracles are made as a collaboration between myself as the leatherworker, Jane Wilkinson of special branch baskets as the weaver, and Peter Ananin of the Woodland Tannery as the tanner. Together we build coracles for museums including the Scottish Crannog Centre and the Whithorn Trust. We use all traditional techniques and build them to last. We also provide maintenance information, and can provide courses to build the coracle yourself.
Coracle traditional hide boat