The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts


Coopering (spirits)


The making of wooden casks bound with metal hoops, specifically for spirits. See the separate entry for coopering (beer).


Status Currently viable
Craft category  Wood
Historic area of significance  Scotland
Area currently practised  Scotland
Origin in the UK
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Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
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