is a person centred creative environment for people with learning disabilities that is kind, positive and values each person and their abilities

We promote:

independence  and empowerment  

through  training   and  employment

We help people to contribute and participate in the wider community.


A unique training course in Art, Design and Woodwork.The

course provides NVQ training in a variety of creative skills

and is accredited through the Open College Network. No

experience needed to join! The course lasts an average of

three years and certificates are awarded annually.

Recent projects have seen students design and make

inlayed boxes, working ukuleles, puppets, animations

and film scenery.

Please come in for a visit or a taster day!


Students   who   complete  the  training  course   can   gain

employment in Poetry In Wood's own social enterprise.

We make everything from small gifts sold in local markets to site-

specific sculptural installations commissioned by businesses.

All of our products and commissions are hand-made and

available for viewing on the website.

If you are interested in having something made by our team, please get in touch and we’ll try to make it happen!

- Fancy a taster day in the training Workshop?

- Interested in purchasing one of our hand-crafted products?

- Want to commission some signage or a bespoke work of art for your home or office ?               

Or just fancy a chat? - We want to hear from you!!




We are really sorry but to keep our students, workers and staff safe because of the Covid 19 virus we have had to temporarily close.

We want to stay in touch with you and our staff are busy making videos and films to encourage you to keep up with your training and learn new skills.

When these become available we will be in touch to tell you how we will get them to you.

Please stay safe and we will contact you very soon.

Poetry in Wood Team

                                                           UPDATE 2

Notice Update Sunday 29th March

There are now videos posted to our facebook and instagram page, pleas check out these and give us some feedback on how we can stay in touch.

Follow the links below to get straight to the vid….



We hope that you all stay safe and well,

lots of love the Poetry in Wood team xxx


Poetry in Wood's Landline telephone number is still operational

and working.

Although Poetry in Wood and the Motefiorie Centre are still closed, all calls are being redirected to the Managers

"working from home" telephone line.

Craig: Thankyou for your continuing support from all the staff at Poetry in Wood