The Forge Banff CIC has been formed by a group of people resident in the locale of Banff and Macduff with the goal creating a community arts hub, to serve Banff, Macduff, Whitehills, and the surrounding areas with classes, activities, workshops, and community events. We have acquired a dilapidated building close to the centre of Banff, that has been an eyesore locally for over 20 years.

To date we have cleared the site, installed a floor, connected electrics and secured the site with a gate. We have secured some funding to build a shelter in the yard allowing us to offer activities in that space whilst raising funds to renovate the main building.

How You Can Help

We are always delighted to receive help of any kind from our friends and community. We are doing this for you, and your support is hugely important, and appreciated. You can help in the following ways:

Social Media

Please do like, follow and share our social media and help us get the word out! All it takes is a few clicks here and there!


There is a lot of work going on at the site currently in order to prepare for opening. Keep watching our socials for dates of site clearance sessions, and please do message us if you haveany particular skills or equipment (trailers etc) that might be of use.


Our Crowdfunder is live and has lots of amazing rewards ranging from rubber ducks to original artwork from some wonderful local artists. We'll also always accept donations, in the form of time, materials or cold hard cash!

We are also applying for various grants from Creative Scotland, the National Lottery etc so any support with finding funding, writing grant proposals, or helping show the community drive behind our project would again be hugely appreciated.