Edinburgh Open Workshop – an Open Access Makerspace

Access to a fully equipped wood, metal, paint, and textiles workshop, with classes, training and support if 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.


  • New Year, New Apprenticeship – Hello 2022
    5 January 2022
    NEWS New Year, New Apprenticeship – Hello 2022 Our first day back in the workshop after a good round of holiday-ing and resting, and we are hitting the ground running – care to join us?
  • Wrapping up 2021 for the Holidays
    13 December 2021
    NEWS Have a Historic-ally good Holiday Season! It's December – and we aren't quite sure how we got here, but glad to have made it considering the year 2021 has been.
  • EOW's 5.54 Minutes of Fame
    10 December 2021
    NEWS A Yeti Came to EOW – and immediately became one of our hardest workers. It's finally here!


Learning BY EOW

Designed for a variety of skill levels, our courses and workshops are led by EOW team members, including master carpenters, welders, designers, and other partnered makers. Create a free account and book your first session!

Learning AT EOW

You can hire workspace at EOW to run your own courses; with machine and tool use included in the hire – let us worry about the workshop so that you can focus on your course. Contact us to learn more!

Skill UP with EOW

Know the basics, but want to go further? We offer advanced inductions, machine specific training, and confidence courses to help you get started on any project you imagine. Log In to book your advanced induction.