Edinburgh Open Workshop – an Open Access Makerspace

Access to a fully equipped wood, metal, paint, and textiles workshop, whenever you need it

Become a Member

It starts with a free tour! See the workshop and facilities, meet the team, tell us what you need and let’s explore how EOW can work for you.


EOW is a coworking facility built on a pay as you go model – the only facility of its kind in Scotland.

With a full range of machinery, tools, and affordable fabrication bays dedicated to metalwork, painting, woodworking, and textiles – EOW is as versatile as the needs of your project.

Need help? Book our technician support service and get your project completed at your own pace.

Need more? Our versatile space in the heart of Leith has studio space and storage space available for long term let.

Unsure how to start? We offer training, workshops and courses to help you get the confidence to start any project you imagine.


  • Learn to 'Make it Yourself' with EOW
    17 June 2021
    NEWS The time has come to 'Make It Yourself' – Learn how with EOW! Creative Learning has returned to EOW!
  • The CNC revolution begins!
    10 May 2021
    NEWS The CNC Revolution Begins! Our YETI CNC Smartbench is now bookable for member use! After some very necessary and not at all just for fun test runs, we can happily say the CNC can tackle anything; signs, desks, tables, dog portraits, life-size dinosaurs – and we've only just begun.
  • A new (strangely familiar) face on the team
    8 April 2021
    NEWS A new (yet strangely familiar) face joins the EOW team! EOW has seen a lot of changes in the last year, but one of the more exciting changes has been the addition of an official Workshop Manager – the one and only, JJ.


EOW is the perfect space to run your own classes or workshops; be it an at-desk workshop in the craft room, or a machine or tool-based learning session, we have the space for your workshop.

Flexible – Start at the cutting table planning your design. Move to the workshop to build your design. Finish on the paint floor and complete your design

Affordable – we charge a % of the ticket price and machine and tool hire included, so that you can focus on your course.