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.


  • A(nother) New Face Joins The Crew
    24 May 2022
    NEWS A (nother) New Face In The Crew Yes, you heard right ANOTHER new face has joined the team and she goes by the name of Rosie.
  • Laser Cutting, at Your Service!
    2 May 2022
    NEWS EOW Laser Cutting Service – now ready for business! After some months of learning, testing, and generally playing around with our new laser cutter, we are now ready to get started with EOW's Laser Cutting Service (we were so close to an ELF acronym but there is no appropriate word for 'cutting' that begins with the letter 'f' – what a shame).
  • Take up Residence in Studio One
    15 April 2022
    NEWS Need more space to make? We've got an opening in one of our Studios! (Resident Boss Tash & Tiny Desk Dinosaur included for scale) Join our growing community of multi-discipline artists and makers in the heart of Leith.


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.