Heavy Metal Weekend

Discover your inner crafts skills, with activities for all ages at Scotland’s newest building conservation centre.

Heavy Metal Weekend

About Heavy Metal Weekend

Discover your inner crafts skills, with activities for all ages at Scotland’s newest building conservation centre. From blacksmithing to gilding, come and discover what makes ironwork really rock.

See demonstrations by our skilled forgers in action

Grab some tools and try your hand at casting your own unique piece

Learn about Scotland’s metalworking heritage from leading experts

Join a walking tour of Stirling as we explore the built heritage around us; from the former military buildings of Forthside up to the top of the town.

This is a free event and no booking is required.

Free parking available.

Fully accessible.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Heavy Metal Weekend are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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