About The Trees is based at our woodland workshop in the grounds of Glassmount House; a beautiful location 600ft above sea level in the hills behind Kinghorn/Burntisland, Fife. Our setting is secluded, peaceful and boasting views to the Forth. Fresh air in adundance, and a rich setting for wildlife: song birds, buzzards, corvids, squirrels, owls, woodpeckers, pheasants, deer, hares and rabbits. The three resident runner ducks are never far away. The unique location shows rural Fife at its best; a place to decompress, connect with your senses, and get absorbed in whatever activity you join us for. A place to nurture physical and mental wellbeing.

About the Trees craft workshop, Fife
The workshop - a timber framed 'bothy', in essence - is nestled among trees; space for groups to work inside or out all year round. It was built by us in March/April 2023 from timber we milled from local trees (Jonnie and friend Peter are keen wood wombles and chainsaw millers). Built with sustainability at the fore, the structure repurposes a translucent GRP roof from an industrial building, corrugated iron from a demolished barn, a second-hand stove, and a floor made of retired scaffold boards from a local firm. The western red cedar cladding was milled by a local sawmill from trees which grew in the west of Scotland.


Unless otherwise stated, courses are hosted at our woodland workshop between Kirkcaldy and Burntisland, Fife. Detailed directions will be emailed to you following booking.

As a secluded rural location, there is no public transport to the door. As a guide, we are located 3.5mi from Kirkcaldy, 2.5mi from Kinghorn and 4.5mi from Burntisland. By car, we're approx 45mins drive from the centre of Edinburgh, 45mins from Perth and an hour from Dundee. If you're a keen walker, a 40 minute (2.2mi) walk up the hill from Kinghorn Train Station would get you here. 

Parking is plentiful (up a farm track) with room for cars or even a minibus when needed. We have a composting toilet adjacent to the workshop.
Tea and coffee is by means of a kettle over a fire, or a kelly kettle if the firepit isn't on. And a large woodburning stove keeps any chill away inside the workshop. 
Please note: the rural/woodland setting is inherently uneven underfoot and, as such, access for individuals who struggle on uneven ground, or those using wheelchairs, may struggle to access facilities. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss  

If you have any questions about the venue, location or access please don't hesitate to get in touch via the Contact page.

Glassmount House, Fife
Glassmount is a renowned venue on the open garden scheme from Scotlands Gardens; enthusiasts may recognise Glassmount from the front cover of the 2023 Guidebook. The garden at Glassmount House is a densely-planted walled garden, with extensive areas of naturalistic planting beyond the walls serving to blend the boundary between the surrounding fields and the woodland. An A-listed sundial, exquisite Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot are complemented by a number of newer structures, creatively and sensitively crafted from reclaimed materials. 

If you, or perhaps accompanying family, would like to combine your trip with a visit to the garden, entry is £6 for adults, £3 for children (proceeds from the entry fee goes to Parkinsons UK). More information on the garden can be found on the open gardens scheme website: